On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and a broad face, with small dark eyes set above a prom ... More >>
Over the past few days, Miami Springs voters have received a flier urging them to vote by mail in the city's election on Tuesday. It includes a request form for an absentee ballot and an official-looking envelope. But the P.O. box on the envelope doesn't correspond to the county's department of elec ... More >>
Also read: "Al Lorenzo Wins Elections, but Will His History Hurt the State Attorney's Latest Bid."Late yesterday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez sacked Al Lorenzo, the campaign consultant who's been by his side since he first ran for elected office eight years ago. The Miami Herald reports Gimenez ... More >>
Less than a week after New Times reported that Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia was in foreclosure and has failed to pay both property and business taxes, prosecutors are eying his campaign finances.Joe Centorino, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney in charge of public corruption, confirmed ... More >>
In Miami Beach, "introducing ethics reform" is really a sneaky way to take down your political rival.
Alex Izaguirre In this year's City of Miami elections, the theme is "Taking It Back to the Old School," considering Frank Carollo, brother of mercurial ex-Mayor Joe Carollo, is running for Joe Sanchez's seat. And then there is Francis Xavier Suarez, who wants to replace Tomas Regalado on th ... 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 >>
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