• Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Eric Cantor
Rep. Pete Sessions
Rep. John Boehner
Rep. Devin Nunes

Expel David Rivera from the House

    1. Darrell Lucus
    2. Petition by

      Darrell Lucus

      Charlotte, NC

The August 22, 2012 edition of the Miami Herald reports that based on a review of finance records and interviews with numerous campaign vendors, Republican Congressman David Rivera secretly funded an all-but-unknown candidate in the Democratic primary for Florida's 25th district. According to the Herald, Rivera secretly funneled $43,000 to help Justin Lamar Sternad run a sophisticated direct-mail in hopes of winning the Democratic nomination.

Operating a false flag campaign, especially when it involves sabotaging the other party's primary, is not only unacceptable, but is also criminal. While it may take some time for the criminal-justice system to act, there is something that can be done here and now--expel Rivera from the House.

Regardless of whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, the integrity of our elections is not something to be gamed with. Anyone who is not loyal to the integrity of the election process has no business being an elected official. Speaker Boehner and the Republican House leadership need to send a message that this behavior is unacceptable.  There is only one way to do so--by telling Rivera that unless he resigns before the start of the lame-duck session, he will be expelled.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. FBI and Miami-Dade police investigating Sternad

      Darrell Lucus
      Petition Organizer

      The FBI and Miami-Dade police have opened separate criminal investigations into Sternad's finances. Read all about it <a href=http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/22/2963954/fbi-dade-police-probe-democrats.html>at the Miami Herald</a>.

    3. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • paul mcnary KANSOS CITY, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      dishonesty from our elected officials is never acceptable.

    • suzy brady TUCSON, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      it is otherwise cheating to win

    • William O'Neil Jr CINCINNATI, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      Federal elections laws were broken here. Rep. Rivera should be prosecuted and punished, as should many other House members of his party...er, cult.

    • Shawn Nerozzi FLAGLER BEACH, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      The only party repeatedly attempting to subvert the democratic process is the republican party.

    • Susan Dewey CHERRY HILL, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      This is America. We want elected officials that represent we the people. I do not accept that a congressman can do everything to game the electoral system and remain a seating congressman. Throw him out and show the system that we don't accept people with no intergrity.


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