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But Rivera is still under investigation by the FBI and the IRS over a payment a dog track made to a company his mother and godmother control.

Democrats are eager to unseat Rivera, and have argued that ongoing investigations into potential wrongdoing have cast doubt over whether Rivera can continue to lead in the House. But Democrats have stumbled to recruit viable candidates to run against Rivera, settling last week on businesswoman Gloria Romero Roses, a relative unknown with no elective experience.