In this week's metro story, New Times explores Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's chances to succeed his Miami-Dade County counterpart Carlos Alvarez. Talk about who will follow Alvarez has grown louder with a recall election against the county mayor to take place later this year. County Commissioners Carlos Gimenez and Joe Martinez.
The former city council president has the ingredients to run a winning campaign from controlling the voter base in Miami-Dade's most populous Cuban American city to being one of the most prolific fundraisers in the Republican Party. But several scandals under Robaina's watch could severely damage his shot at a higher office.
Read more about Robaina's political aspirations in tomorrow's online edition of Miami New Times metro.