N.Y. congressman's Castro ties likely issue in Miami race

As a first-time candidate for Congress, Miami Democrat Joe Garcia welcomes the support of one of his party's highest-ranking leaders.

But a hand from U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York — who has met repeatedly with Fidel Castro — may rile voters in the heavily Cuban-American congressional district in western Miami-Dade, currently represented by Republican U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

Rangel is billed as a ''special guest'' at a fundraiser April 21 in New York City for Garcia.

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