As Joe Garcia desperately fought to hang onto his Congressional office this fall, we described it as the battle for "Florida's dirtiest district." After all, Garcia's predecessor, David Rivera, has faced down repeated investigations from the feds and watched former colleague Ana Alliegro head to pri ... More >>
Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, AKA Lord Voldemort and the sleaziest used-car salesman you ever met, may not be the most inspiring candidates ever, but that's not an excuse not to vote today. Of course, Facebook and Twitter and all of that are full of people proudly proclaiming they've voted, and mi ... More >>
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 >>
For years, Florida's 26th U.S. Congressional District has been defined less by politics than by outright scandal. Two years ago, Republican David Rivera lost the seat amid revelations that he had funded a shadow campaign in the Democratic primary and accepted over $500,000 in secret payments from a ... More >>
Michael Gongora is a Miami Beach commissioner running for mayor. On his campaign website, the commish touts his corruption-fighting credentials, boldly proclaiming he engineered the dismissal of shady city employees who violated the public's trust. "Now, thanks to my leadership," Gongora boasts on h ... More >>
Well, that didn't take long. The bizarre campaign of Justin Lamar Sternad in the District 26 Democratic primary is under investigation by the FBI and Miami-Dade Police Department, according to the Miami Herald. His campaign's deep connections to Republican Rep. David Rivera definitely appe ... More >>
No election in Hialeah, Miami, and Miami Beach is complete without a little political sofrito to spice things up. Thanks to some innovative instigators, cameras have been chronicling strange encounters involving candidates running for office in those three cities.As voters head to the polls tomorrow ... More >>
Julio Ponce hanging at Julio Robaina's campaign HQ.It pays to be Julio Robaina's lackey. Just ask Julio Ponce, the Hialeah mayor's former business partner who recently received a sweetheart deal to run the Hialeah Housing Authority. Despite only having a high school diploma and no experience in p ... More >>
When we signed off with our last post here on Riptide last night Kendrick Meek was still running a campaign to be elected to the United State Senate as the candidate of the party with the most registered voters in Florida. When we woke up this morning that was still the case. So what happened in bet ... More >>
In Miami Beach, "introducing ethics reform" is really a sneaky way to take down your political rival.
If you believe Nilo Juri, the eye of Hurricane Ballot Cheat, it could get ugly.
Are you sitting down? Ready for this? Try saying it out loud: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez
Driven by shameless vanity and enabled by an obliging press, Maurice Ferré, unfortunately, is at it again
In this political season, Miami's high-profile campaign contributors favor Republicans and Democrats
Ralph Nader looks at Florida and sees a decadent Democratic Party
Good question, but a bad situation for a mayoral candidate
Developer Donahue Peebles is as handsome, smooth, articulate, & nasty as he needs to be
Miami mayoral candidate Manny Diaz may look like an outsider, but his political history places him squarely on the inside
U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart owes the FEC 30 grand for arrogant electioneering. Finally.
Why Janet Reno makes some men grin and other men groan
Come next week, the City of North Miami will be a very different place
What a couple of losers have to say
Alex Penelas has gone AWOL, and the Democratic Party faithful are furious
FIU and MDCC foundations draw new scrutiny from state investigators
Miami-Dade's Democratic Party is a shambles. Blame Joe Geller, candidate and chairman.
Firpo Garcia has one big advantage in his school board campaign. His name is Sol Stinson.
How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.
An emphatic mayor. Tons of polling. Heaps of money. But something went wrong with the Penelas campaign that couldn't.
Joe Celestin might have lost his bid to become mayor of North Miami, but his campaign united South Florida's Haitians like nothing before
Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him
And living in Panama, where the failed mayoral candidate and alleged vote cheater is staying
Even though my name is Chris Korge and Alex Penelas is my best buddy and all the commissioners are indebted to me and I guarantee you'll get that fat county contract
No doubt about it, Raul Martinez is Hialeah's mayor-for-life. The question is: Can Herman Echevarria's Penelas-driven political machine succeed in killing him?
His platform is his life. His campaign manager is God. His goal is to be your mayor.
If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada
In the soap opera that is Hialeah politics, Herman Echevarria might be poised to supplant Raul Martinez as leading man.
And auto repair, and the occasional nephew. . . An edifying look at Miami City Commission candidates' financial statements
Wire editor and former club owner Andrew Delaplaine wants to be the next mayor of Miami Beach. Is this guy tilting at windmills?
Want to know more about Jeb Bush? The machinations of Florida's Republican party? Vomiting? Get on the bus.
Is there a financial adviser in the house?