Joe Carollo implies alliance with brother, Bruno Barreiro, in mailer

Joe Carollo implies alliance with brother, Bruno Barreiro, in mailer

Former Miami Mayor Joe Carollo, in a runoff Tuesday for his brother’s city commission seat, dropped a mailer Friday that indicates he is being endorsed by both his brother, Commissioner Frank Carollo, and Zoraida Barreiro, another commission candidate — and wife of Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro — who came in third in the Nov. 7 […]

Five mayors back Jose “Pepe” Diaz — but not homeboy Orlando Lopez

Five mayors back Jose “Pepe” Diaz — but not homeboy Orlando Lopez

Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz will launch his re-election campaign in Doral Thursday with the mayors of five cities in his district who are supporting his bid. Doral Mayor Juan Carlos “JC” Bermudez, Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez, Hialeah Gardens Mayor Yioset De La Cruz, Virginia Gardens Mayor Spencer Deno and Medley Mayor Roberto Martell will host […]

Former Mayor Alex Penelas steps out again for Philip Levine for governor

Former Mayor Alex Penelas steps out again for Philip Levine for governor

Former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas — who lives pretty much secluded from politics, commenting now and then on Univision 23 but from afar — has come out of relative political obscurity to promote former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine‘s gubernatorial run. It is his first endorsement since Penelas left office in 2004. “Friends, On Monday, […]

New Mayor Dan Gelber endorses Deede Weithorn for State House

New Mayor Dan Gelber endorses Deede Weithorn for State House

Last week, Dan Gelber became the mayor of Miami Beach. This week, he is using his new political platform to back former Miami Beach Commissioner Deede Weithorn‘s bid for state rep in District 113. This is Gelber’s first endorsement since his victory Nov. 7, but with 82% of the vote, it probably won’t be his […]

Please keep Mayor Carlos Gimenez away from the purse strings at MIA

Please keep Mayor Carlos Gimenez away from the purse strings at MIA

Talk about the fox guarding the henhouse. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has basically taken over the procurement process at Miami International Airport, just like that, in what amounts to a seizure of one of the county’s fattest cash cows. Who thinks that’s a good idea? Certainly not Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez, who suddenly resigned […]

It’s Alfie Leon and ‘everybody and their mothers’ vs Joe Carollo in Miami runoff

It’s Alfie Leon and ‘everybody and their mothers’ vs Joe Carollo in Miami runoff

It could be the underdog story of the decade. Better ‘an Ken Russell‘s win over Teresa “The Missus” Sarnoff. Better ‘an Kristen Rosen Gonzalez beating Philip Levine‘s puppet. Even better ‘an State Rep. Robert “Who?” Asencio slaying King David “Nine Lives” Rivera last year. If Alfie Leon, a young, regular everyman beginning his political career, can beat […]

Miami Beach elections end as expected with Gelber, Gongora, Samuelian

Miami Beach elections end as expected with Gelber, Gongora, Samuelian

There were no surprises in the Miami Beach elections, which ended Tuesday with Mayor Dan Gelber getting 82% of the vote against three nobodies who each got single digits and former Commissioner Michael Gongora coming back to the dais, as largely expected, with 65% over restauranteur Adrian Gonzalez, who got 35%. In the other race, Mark Samuelian, who […]

In Miami, Manolo Reyes finally wins and Carollo vs Leon… or Barreiro?

In Miami, Manolo Reyes finally wins and Carollo vs Leon… or Barreiro?

There’s not a lot of surprise in the Miami election that ended Tuesday. Everybody knew we would have Mayor Francis “The Future”  Suarez in charge with some ridiculous support against two nobodies (86%) and that there would be a runoff in the race for District 3 to replace him between former Mayor Joe Carollo and someone […]

Bravo! Kristen Rosen Gonzalez says Rafael Velasquez ‘Weinsteined’ her

Bravo! Kristen Rosen Gonzalez says Rafael Velasquez ‘Weinsteined’ her

Thank you, Kristen Rosen Gonzalez. Thank you very much. The Miami Beach Commissioner and congressional candidate made the right choice over the weekend when she risked her political future and accused Democrat activist Rafael Velasquez, a progressive commission candidate that she had supported, of sexually harassing her earlier this month. She could have stayed quiet. […]

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