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Jean Monestime raises whopping $77k in one month

Jean Monestime raises whopping $77k in one month

Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime raised a whopping $77,000 in contributions in March — more than he has in any other single month since he started raising funds in…

Eugene Flinn wants his job back as Palmetto Bay mayor

Eugene Flinn wants his job back as Palmetto Bay mayor

We’ve seen some local political comebacks, lately. Founding Miami Lakes Mayor Wayne Slaton returned to office last year after the former mayor was arrested on bribery charges. Former…

Carlos Gimenez lobbyist pal does survey on SOTC address

Carlos Gimenez lobbyist pal does survey on SOTC address

It looks like Miami-Dade Carlos Gimenez is trying to get some feedback on the directions and priorities he announced last week at the State of the County address.…

Fresh Colada

Liquor store owner gets it: Carlos Hernandez is a criminal

Liquor store owner gets it: Carlos Hernandez is a criminal

Robert Gewanter’s public poetry in neon hit the nail on the head. Again. The owner…

Will Eddy Gonzalez jump into Prop App race? Ladra says si

Will Eddy Gonzalez jump into Prop App race? Ladra says si

State Rep. Eddy Gonzalez (R-Hialeah), who is termed out this year and was shopping for…

Gables wants to look at private sector for new manager

Gables wants to look at private sector for new manager

Among the three companies Coral Gables Commissioners considered Monday to find a new replacement for…

Pat Salerno upped his retirement benefit before he left

Pat Salerno upped his retirement benefit before he left

One can’t help but think that Coral Gables City Manager Pat Salerno knew he was…

Bettina’s back! Doral councilwoman returns to busy schedule

Bettina’s back! Doral councilwoman returns to busy schedule

Doral Councilwoman Bettina Rodriguez-Aguilera, hospitalized earlier this month for an intestinal obstruction, was released from…

Pat Salerno gives parting raises to his Coral Gables faves

Pat Salerno gives parting raises to his Coral Gables faves

Among the last things he did — probably before he wrote that long congratulatory letter…

Sniffing the Issues

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three, not four, not 12 but 19 absentee…

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

As law enforcement lags in its actions on the case of two women caught red-handed reaping absentee ballots in Hialeah last week — even after El Nuevo Herald…

There’s more to gambling for Florida House races

There’s more to gambling for Florida House races

Gaming interests in the Florida elections are on the front page of the Miami Herald today, but there were a few key connecting tidbits missing from the paper’s…

Commissioner X campaigns against Mayor G

Commissioner X campaigns against Mayor G

Miami-Dade Commissioner “Mayor Sir” Xavier Suarez is likely not going to run for county mayor, despite early indications he would consider it. That’s what most of those close…

Biting Commentary

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera joined the bevy of local electeds to blast the Venezuelan government’s crackdown…

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

The internal turmoil in the city of Doral reached a new height — or low, actually — on Wednesday when City…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three,…

Fresh Colada

Liquor store owner gets it: Carlos Hernandez is a criminal

Robert Gewanter’s public poetry in neon hit the nail on the head. Again. The owner of M&M Liquors is already famous for the rhymes he writes on…

Miami Voice

‘Neutral’ activist worked for mayor

The chairwoman of the Miami Voice recall PAC, Vanessa Brito, has repeatedly said she was going to stay neutral in the mayoral race and has been made…

Miami-Dade Mayor

Commissioner X campaigns against Mayor G

Miami-Dade Commissioner “Mayor Sir” Xavier Suarez is likely not going to run for county mayor, despite early indications he would consider it. That’s what most of those…

Hialeah

Hialeah political machine behind judicial hopeful

She threatened to get involved in the county’s judicial races and now Absentee Ballot Queen Sasha Tirador has made good on that. But she is not the…

Miami-Dade Budget

Budget breakfast for Bovo & Seijas

Breakfast came with a side of budget matters Tuesday morning for a new county elected and his predecessor at a Miami Lakes Latin American cafeteria — and…

Miami District 2

Miami campaigner taints process

The political advisor of a LGBT group that intends to make endorsements in the Miami city elections is also the campaign manager for one of the candidates.…

Hialeah Election

Hialeah council losers not ghosts

While all eyes are on the possible mayoral endorsement in the Hialeah runoff election and who former State Sen. Rudy Garcia — the third place finisher —…

Recall

County commission races bore without Braman

In addition to the District 11 county commission seat left by Chairman Joe Martinez to run for mayor, there are six other commission seats up for re-election…

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