As the 2010 election cycle winds down in the next six days, Banana Republican would like to congratulate lobbyist and campaign consultant Steve Marin for pulling in the big bucks. And if any of his candidates still vying for an elected seat win On November 2, we can only imagine he will solidify ... More >>
Bill CookeWhen it comes to campaign donations, Al Maloof drops it like it's hot.Raising cash for county commission and school board races in Miami-Dade is like making it rain at the strip club. The more loot you fling, the more popular you are! As voters start going to the polls for early voting, ... More >>
During the 2008 presidential election, Annette Taddeo set her sights on a big target: Annette Taddeo joins a crowded field to represent South Dade.Congresswoman Ilena Ros-Lehtinen. The Colombian-American businesswoman, who loaned her campaign $350,000, lost, but she established herself as a ... More >>
Now that Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is mildly carpetbagging his way over to Congressional District 21 to run for the more Republican-friendly seat his elder brother is vacating, there's a big void in District 25. Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi will announce his candidacy, according to Eye on ... More >>
Miami-are business woman and former House candidate Annette Taddeo announced today she won't run for CFO, despite mentioning interest back in May. The Democrats are currently with out a CFO candidate, and considering CFO is the only state wide elected office the party currently holds aside from ... More >>
Ron Sachs Communication commissioned Mason-Dixon to do another one of those polls y'all love. Nothing all that exciting, so let's deal it out down and dirty: Gov: Bill McCollum is still leading Alex Sink 41%-35%. At this point, the advantage might be owed to the fact that McCollum, thanks to his ... More >>
We are trying not to give up at 6:00pm on a Friday afternoon, but sorry this is the picture. A bunch of cats are being killed down there in South-Dade, but luckily are own Magic City Kitty has escaped the murder's open legs. John Wall went to Kentucky, while Robert Marve picked purdue.&nbs ... More >>
Sorry, Annette Taddeo, you're not going to Washington either, apparently. This afternoon Obama tapped venture capitalist Karen Mills as head of the Small Business Administration. There was some buzz earlier in the week that Taddeo, who ran for Congress against Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, might get the nod ... More >>
Former House candidate Annette Taddeo may be tapped to head the Small Business Administration in Obama's administration. Presumably she never hung up on him. [Naked Politcs] A Broward Sheriff's Office online sting netted 17 Sex Predators, uh, including one as young as 19. [CBS4]The murder of Adam Wa ... More >>
Not only did Barack Obama pass over Manny Diaz as secretary of HUD, but also he is widely expected to name Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as head of his newly created Office of Urban Policy, another position Diaz was considered in the running for. But with the nasty habit our most powerful l ... More >>
Public figures offer comic relief.
If Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ever got an important 3am phone call of national importance, apparently she would hang up, and then put out a press release about it. Riptide has already written up Ileana's now infamous Obama hang up, but let's use the magic of bullet points to painstakingly detail just how ... More >>
Yesterday Banana Republican filled you in on the folks who made a buck ensuring Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, as well as Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, held onto their congressional seats. Today we look at the people who made a chunk of change on the failed campaigns of Democratic losers Joe Garcia, Raul Mar ... More >>
With the election season wrapped up, Banana Republican sifted through federal campaign financial reports, including those of Barack Obama and John McCain, to see who got paid. We begin with the companies that made money working for Mario Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the ... More >>
McCain was too late. The new prez spent heavily in Florida and eked out victory here.
It's getting serious in Miami. With Democratic challengers Joe Garcia, Raul Martinez, and Annette Taddeo closing in on their Republican opponents, the Democratic Party sent out its biggest gun (next to Barack Obama) to Little Havana to recruit elderly Cuban-American voters. House Speaker Nancy Pelos ... More >>
We feel it. It's going to to be one of those weekends -- you know, the ones where you see the sunrise every night. Why? Because there is so much to do this weekend that we had a hard time condensing it to this list. Tonight, all the way from London comes Rory Phillips. Phillips, who has spun at the ... More >>
The Colombian-American is gaining momentum on the Cuban-American in the race for Congress.
Excuse me while I get all up in FiveThirtyEight.com's lap again today, but the poll nerds are looking at the polls, as they are inclined to do, and floating the theory that congressmen from close swing districts doomed the bailout. Well whadaya know? Miami's trio of Republican, hyphenated named co ... More >>