One of the worst-kept secrets in local politics expected to be confirmed today. If the rumors are true, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez will announce he's tossing his hat in the congressional ring with a run as a Republican for Florida's 26th district representing Southwest Miami-Dade and the Florida Keys. Gimenez ended his 8th and final state of the county address on this note. The seat is currently held by Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell who recently announced she's sitting on 1.6-million in campaign cash. Omar Blanco-former head of the Miami-Dade firefighters union and Irina Vilarino -co owner of the Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine restaurant chain are running as Republicans.