Newly elected Florida congressman tweets he has tested positive for Covid-19

Rep.-elect Carlos Gimenez of Florida announced Friday evening that he and his wife tested positive for Covid-19 Thursday and are self-isolating in their home.



Carlos A. Giménez wearing a suit and tie


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“After several negative tests, both Lourdes and I tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. We are both feeling good and experiencing no symptoms at this time,” Gimenez said in a statement.

“I will continue attending New Member Orientation virtually and preparing our office to serve the people of Florida’s 26th Congressional District from Westchester to Key West until I can resume my normal schedule. I am extremely grateful for all of the incredible health care workers who are tirelessly dedicated to their patients.”

Prior to flipping a south Florida House seat earlier this month, Gimenez, a Republican, was the mayor of Miami-Dade County. He defeated Democratic Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

His diagnosis follows a growing number of lawmakers from both parties and

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Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap tweets house is for sale amid trade reports

Carlos Dunlap appears ready to leave Cincinnati.

The disgruntled defensive end again took to social media to voice his frustrations immediately following the Bengals’ 37-34 loss to the Browns on Sunday.

One day after posting his team’s depth chart on Instagram, which showed Dunlap relegated to being a reserve, the two-time Pro Bowler announced on Twitter his house is for sale.

“6000 sqft city view with huge balcony. 4 bedroom. 4.5 bathroom. In one of the best school districts for sale. Do your market analysis and make me offer. Serious inquiries only with proof of funds! Owner is willing to sell furnished or unfurnished!” the post read.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Cincy has had active trade talks involving Dunlap. His exit seems inevitable and perhaps best for both parties. The veteran lineman registered nine sacks last season but has just one and two tackles

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