Will Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado Endorse Democrat Alex Sink for Governor?
Miami's large, GOP-leaning Cuban-American population is an important vote for Republicans running for statewide election, so it doesn't bode well for gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott that he has picked up few endorsements from the area. Despite the fact that Miami-Dade politics are nonpartisan, newly elected school board member Raquel Regalado, a registered Republican, has endorsed Democrat Alex Sink. Is Raquelita's father, Mayor Tomas Regalado, about to follow suit? Well, he has nothing but nice things to say about Sink.
The mayor -- whose job position is nonpartisan but who is a registered Republican -- isn't sure if he'll make an endorsement, but he seems to favor Sink.
"I like her very much," he said, praising Sink for coming back to South Florida to talk to voters after being elected CFO, as she had promised. "I would think that if I have to go with anybody, I would go with her. I don't look at parties, I look at people."
It's just more bad news for Scott as he struggles to gain traction in Miami-Dade, the state's most populous county. Despite Scott's win over Bill McCollum in the primary, McCollum took Miami-Dade in a 61 to 33 percent landslide.
Scott also seems to have trouble gaining traction against Sink. In the latest Fox News poll, Sink leads Scott 49 to 41 percent.