MIAMI
10/02/2012 11:56 am ET | Updated Dec 02, 2012

Amid FBI Probe, GOP Prepares For Rivera Indictment, Loss And Future Successors

Bracing for embattled U.S. Rep. David Rivera to be indicted or lose his election, Republicans have started lining up potential successors to regain the seat in 2014 if the congressman's Democrat opponent defeats him in November.

The pressure has been building for about a month, but it boiled over last week after a series of stories by The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald documented that a candidate suspected of illegal campaign activities linked to Rivera has turned on the congressman.

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