New Miami-Dade ‘watchdog’ group is really a PAC in non-profit disguise

New Miami-Dade ‘watchdog’ group is really a PAC in non-profit disguise

Don’t be fooled by the name, people. The Keep Government Accountable Coalition is not really a “citizens watchdog group,” as it pretends to be. It is a political action committee hiding under another name and the secrecy of a 501c3 non-profit. That means we don’t know who is funding it. Thanks to Citizens United — whose […]

Wasting no time post primary, Republicans court NPAs in SD40 race

Wasting no time post primary, Republicans court NPAs in SD40 race

Two days after he crushed it in the GOP primary for the Senate Distrit 40 seat, former State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz is getting a head start on the general campaign with a mailer that calls him a “tax cutter” and a committment of $100K from fellow Republicans. The mailer arrived Thursday addressed to Ladra’s […]

Winners and losers in special election for Senate 40 and House 116

Winners and losers in special election for Senate 40 and House 116

As always, it is not only the candidates with the most votes who win on Election night. While there were hopefuls who came out on top — or not — in the primaries for House District 116 and Senate District 30 Tuesday, there are others who didn’t necessarily share the ballot but share in the […]

Daniel Perez beats Jose Mallea to become next state rep in House 116

Daniel Perez beats Jose Mallea to become next state rep in House 116

In the contest for State House District 116, the lesser financed, lesser known, lesser backed candidate not only won, but won with a 10-point spread. And Republican Daniel Anthony Perez, a nobody from nowhere running for his first time, can basically celebrate becoming an elected today because everybody knows that whoever won this primary will […]

Jose Felix Diaz and Annette Taddeo win SD40 with more money, mail

Jose Felix Diaz and Annette Taddeo win SD40 with more money, mail

Former State Rep. Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz turned a 30-plus point deficit in early polls into a 32-point lead Tuesday when he won the special election for Senate District 40, beating former Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla by a whopping 58 to 26 percent. Someone tell Ladra again how negative campaigns don’t work. Or how […]

Lawsuit to shed light on soccer stadium deal, land taken by eminent domain

Lawsuit to shed light on soccer stadium deal, land taken by eminent domain

Thank the political gods that millionaire Miami pioneer heir Bruce Matheson also smelled something fishy about Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez‘s special no-bid deal to sell a county-owned parcel in Overtown to the Beckham United group that wants to build a soccer stadium there. Matheson — who has the money and gravitas that comes from a track […]

Both Democrats in SD40 race are compared to Donald Trump

Both Democrats in SD40 race are compared to Donald Trump

It was bound to happen. In fact, one might wonder what took Annette Taddeo so long to bring up Ana Rivas Logan‘s Republican stripes. It happened this week, when Democrat voters received a mailer where Rivas Logan is pictured between President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who she only served in Tallahassee with […]

Michael Gongora, Mark Samuelian lead Miami Beach commission money race

Michael Gongora, Mark Samuelian lead Miami Beach commission money race

While it is not the only reason they are the frontrunners in the November election, it helps that former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora and comeback candidate Mark Samuelian have each raised more than $170,000, leading the pack in their respective commission races, according to the latest campaign reports filed last week. And leading by […]

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