By Dan Christensen, BrowardBulldog.org
South Florida congressmen are dropping left and right.
First, it was liberal Democrat Robert Wexler. He bolted mid-term last month to take a job running a Middle East think tank.
Now, it is conservative Republican Lincoln Diaz-Balart. He announced last week he won’t be running for a 10th term later this year.
Diaz-Balart, who represents voters in southwest Broward and central Miami-Dade, sought to burnish his legacy and expound on his achievements in a short departure speech that had little do with Broward. He did not say why he was leaving.
That, of course, is stoking a political guessing game.
Broward Democratic Party boss Mitch Caesar thinks Diaz-Balart’s decision to step down has a lot to do with protecting his brother, Miami U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, from possibly career-threatening political reform.