Raul L. Martinez

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Raul L. Martinez won the Democratic candidate for the 21st Congressional District of Florida

Raul L. Martinez won the Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 21st Congressional District (map) of Florida. He is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.). He won in primary elections which took place on August 26, 2008. [1] [2]

Positions, record and controversies


Former mayor of Hialeah, Florida.[3]

2008 elections

Martinez won the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[4][5]

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Florida superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Raul L. Martinez, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Raul L. Martinez. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029663&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Martinez will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Campaign Contact Information

Phone: 305-828-7285

Fax: 305-828-7226

Email: info@raul2008.com

900 West 49 Street, Suite 236
Hialeah, Florida 33012

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. “Florida 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers, August 27, 2008
  2. Rachel Kapochunas, "Fall Hotbeds in Florida Produced Close Primaries Tuesday",CQ Politics, August 27, 2008
  3. Martinez for Congress
  4. 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 21st Congressional District
  5. Raul L. Martinez for Congress website

External resources

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