Tag Archives: Local politics

This week’s Herald column: the ‘Miami Vice’ election (with bonus video!)

  The race to replace ousted Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is on and cheesy.

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Source: Robaina will skip TV debate to uphold ‘non-Hispanic exclusion’ pledge

A source tells TRR Miami-Dade Mayoral candidate Julio Robaina will skip a live, televised debate Sunday because only three candidates — including him — were invited.

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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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North Miami UPDATE: TRR EXCLUSIVE: The complete Leven-Pierre police file

Exclusively from TRR, the police reports including the statement given by Bernadette Pierre, the wife of North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre, about an incident involving a supporter of Mayor Pierre’s opponent, Carol Keys. The incident took place April 10th in … Continue reading

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Gillum concedes, Rod Smith to be next Florida Democratic chair **UPDATED**

It’s a wrap. Rod Smith has locked up the votes to become the next chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. Let the failing begin!

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P.M. clicks: Miami being Miami, Steele still in place, but out of power

If like me, you’ve been dodging that blasted rain all day and not sitting in front of a computer or TV, here’s some of what you missed … In Miami, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff is proving you don’t have to be … 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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Judge denies Michelle Spence-Jones’ suspension stay request

A Miami judge quickly dispatched ousted Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones’ emergency order which sought to stop Gov. Charlie Crist from suspending her. (Video after the jump)

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