Category Archives: Local politics

Florida update: Dem who voted for anti-abortion bill draws a challenger, anti-union bill goes bust

Rick Scott is too unpopular to force through an anti-union bill, even when trying to sell it by speaking really bad Spanish (video above.) And Daphne Campbell, the Miami Democrat who voted for a controversial anti-abortion bill+, defying her entire … Continue reading

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UPDATE 2: Rick Scott vs. 30,000 rail jobs: when in doubt, slap ‘Obama’ on it

UPDATE 2: It seems the most pressing issue inside Gollum’s lair is whether to bounce back from the bipartisan shellacking he’s taking over exporting up to 30,000 jobs to New York or California, apparently after taking a meeting with tea … Continue reading

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New Miami Herald column: Dunn deal

I’ve got an extra column in the Herald this week, focusing on the deal the Miami commissioners extracted from their newly appointed colleague, Rev. Richard Dunn. Read it here.

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Dunn wins D5 (dis)appointment

After nearly eight hours of deliberations and three votes, Rev. Richard Dunn was selected to fill the commissioner seat vacated by Michelle Spence-Jones, who is facing grand theft charges. The commission had deadlocked twice before the final result, with Commissioners … Continue reading

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The scramble for Spence-Jones’ seat

There will be a vote in the Miami Commission tonight (and you know it’s going to be dramatic,) to fill the seat that has been involuntarily vacated by Michelle Spence Jones. The special session starts at 4, and I’m assuming … Continue reading

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Shameless self-promotion: my new gig

I’ll be writing a twice monthly column for the Miami Herald, mainly about my favorite subject: politics. The first column can be found here, and covers one of my new favorite subjects: the ongoing soap opera that is Michelle Spence-Jones. … Continue reading

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On MLK Day, Spence-Jones gets downright defiant

The politicians assembled across from the Wendy’s, their convertibles and constituent buses and vans lining 54th Street along 10th Avenue. It was about an hour and a half before the scheduled start of the Martin Luther King Day parade through … Continue reading

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Decision day in Miami

Voters in Districts 1 and 5 get a chance for a do-over today, as they go to the polls to choose from nearly 20 candidates for the seats vacated by Angel Gonzales (who stepped down to avoid prosecution for getting … Continue reading

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Dunn vs. Spence-Jones, the re-mix

So, Rev. Richard Dunn is throwing his hat into the ring and will challenge Michelle Spence Jones for her dearly departed commission seat. Great. Just … bloody … fabulous. It’s also a blast from the past — since the first … Continue reading

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Friends (Miami scandals version)

Judge Yvonne Colodny accepted suspended Commissioner Michelle Spence Jones’ not guilty plea today in her grand theft case — but only after she “de-friended” Spence Jones on Facebook. Ah, these modern times!

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