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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gimenez family hit in Senate campaign… ADLP’s wag the dog?

Gimenez family hit in Senate campaign… ADLP’s wag the dog?

¡Que arroz con mango! The Senate 40 race has become a total telenovela in the final weeks, with a five-year old, out-of-state misdemeanor arrest record surfacing at the last minute, implicating something salacious and improper between former Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla and the daughter-in-law of the county mayor, who were taken into custody together […]

Senate 40 candidates to face off in forum — if they show up

Senate 40 candidates to face off in forum — if they show up

With less than two weeks left before the special election primary to fill the Senate seat in District 40 — brought to you by the drunken, racists rants of former Sen. Frank Artiles — you would think that they’d all take advantage of an opportunity to reach a large group of engaged voters at a […]

Carlos Gimenez raises funds for Diaz; his daughter helps ADLP

Carlos Gimenez raises funds for Diaz; his daughter helps ADLP

The Gimenez clan is apparently divided when it comes to the Senate race in District 40. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez — who some believe owes his current job to former Senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla — is not backing his old ally and, instead of just staying politely out of it, is the special guest […]

Annette Taddeo gets union nods like in 2016, when she lost

Annette Taddeo gets union nods like in 2016, when she lost

Two key unions announced Tuesday that they endorsed Annette Taddeo in her bid to replace former Senator Frank Artiles, who was forced to resign in April after he was caught in a racial rant against a black legislator. The leaders of SEIU Florida and AFSCME Florida both said they were pleased to back Taddeo, who has […]

Senate 40 race turns to quien es mas macho, er, Republicano

Senate 40 race turns to quien es mas macho, er, Republicano

In what amounts to a political pissing match, the two top contenders in the GOP primary for the Senate seat in District 40 are trying to out-Republican each other. Former State Rep. Jose Felix “Pepi” Diaz, whose latest mail piece has the word Republican in it six times, has had hit former Senator Alex Diaz […]