In this week's issue of the New Times, writer Francisco Alvarado looks into the history of Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart and their probable exit as U.S. congressmen after years of strong support from their districts. It's a reality facing many Republican candidates as a wave of anti-Republican sentiment is sweeping the nation due to the failing economy and the war in Iraq. The brothers also face another hurdle, Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, two strong opponents with enough political savvy to pull the rug from underneath their feet.
Videographer Jacob Katel captured footage of Lincoln Diaz-Balart, as well as his opponent Raul Martinez, while they campaigned in Miami for re-election. More after the jump.