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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Cortadito Calendar for Memorial Day week

The Cortadito Calendar for Memorial Day week

Did you have a nice, loooong weekend? Well, just because it’s a shorter week doesn’t meant there’s not a lot going on. The cities of Miami and Coral Gables have some controversial items this week sure to pack their respective city halls while South Miami has a dejavu on affordable housing and the county has another […]

Mark Samuelian runs for Miami Beach commission,part II

Mark Samuelian runs for Miami Beach commission,part II

Mark Samuelian, a Miami Beach activist who ran for commission in 2015 and lost by 77 votes, filed Monday to run again, joining the clusterbunch of candidates in the Group 2 open seat. Apparently, nobody wants to run against former Commissioner Michael Góngora in the Group 3 race. There are four first timers running already in that Group […]

Michael Gongora raises $70K — but not from Club Madonna

Michael Gongora raises $70K — but not from Club Madonna

Former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Góngora is getting a good head start on his bid to get his seat back, raising $70,000 (including a $20,000 loan to himself) for the Group 3 race in his first month. By comparison, the two others bidding for the open seat — because Commissioner Joy Malakoff doesn’t want to be […]

Michael Gongora wants back on Miami Beach commission

Michael Gongora wants back on Miami Beach commission

Former Miami Beach City Commissioner Michael Góngora will confirm weeks of speculation and file Monday for the commission race in Group 3. Góngora was a commissioner from 2009 to 2013 in that seat before he ran for mayor in 2013 against Philip Levine. He also lost a race for Florida senate last year, but only because […]

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