Via DownWithTyranny!, more bad stuff about David Rivera: Will Florida Republicans Put Up With A Candidate Who Beats Up Women— And Then Lies About It? (That post includes a copy of an amazing anti-Rivera campaign flyer from 2002. Miami politics is was and remains the home of the brass knuckle approach to campaigning. Note the caveat: “It is not clear if the woman photographed is Rivera's victim.”)
If you are Joe Garcia, would you rather the dirt comes out now and knocks off your most serious Republican rival, or rather have it come out after he's won the primary? That depends, I suppose, on the quality of the other candidates in the race, and I know very little about them.
Earlier related post: This Could Be an Interesting Lawsuit.