Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls on African-American voters to revive the record-breaking movement that got the first black president elected four years ago ... More >>
Who is Mitt Romney's biggest fan in the NFL? Apparently it's Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The billionaire developer has donated over $125,000 to Republican causes this election cycle, including $100,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC.
If Fox News anchors are right (they're not) and Barack Obama is secretly a socialist (he isn't), the president sure is doing a pretty shitty job spreading his collectivist creed in the Sunshine State. On Friday, for instance, Florida's Secretary of State informed the Socialist Workers Party that it ... More >>
Norman Braman was no match for the forces backing Miami-Dade County commissioners Bruno Barreiro, Audrey Edmonson, Barbara Jordan, and Dennis Moss. The billionaire car dealership mogul's slate of Luis Garcia, Alison Austin, Shirley Gibson and Alice Pena produced an epic fail. All four candidates, wh ... More >>
Entering the last two weeks of the special election season, we've compiled a list of the folks who are collecting a steady paycheck from the candidates running for mayor and two county commission seats. The usual suspects are again banking on the business of electioneering. Here are political ope ... More >>
Naked Politics carries the results of a private poll showing that exactly 50 percent of Miami-Dade voters want to see Miami-Dade Carlos Alvarez recalled, while only 34 would vote to keep him in office. 46 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Alvarez, while only 24 percent view him favorably. Th ... More >>
CNN and Time magazine just released the latest poll in both Florida's Gubernatorial and Senate races. While the poll conducted by Opinion Research shows Democratic Alex Sink with a surprising and comfortable seven point lead over Republican Governor candidate Rick Scott, the poll still ... More >>
via OnePennySheetBack in early 2009 it seemed that Charlie Crist was a guarantee to win the Senate race as a Republican, and Bill McCollum had the edge in the Governors race. Now the latest Quinnipiac poll shows that GOP candidates are trailing in both the Senate and Governors race. What happened ... More >>
Millions of Colombians turned out to the polls yesterday to elect a new president, and the environment, Facebook, and free-thinking lost out to security, money and familiarity.via Antanas Mockus' facebookMockus' Green Party captured just 21 percent of the vote in Colombia on Sunday.That's oversimpli ... More >>
Maybe it was coincidental, but Barack Obama pulled ahead in Florida in the 2008 election shortly after John McCain introduced Sarah Palin as his running mate. Does the Sunshine Sstate not like America's most prominent hockey mom?Nate Silver, the respected poll guru of FiveThirtyEight.com ... More >>
So, Miami will hold a special election to fill the seat that Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones was booted from after turning herself in for grand theft charges a day after she was sworn in for her second term. And you'll never guess who's considering a run: Michelle Spence-Jones! Spence-Jones ... More >>
According to voter registration since Election Day, the State of Florida has 70,946 newly minted Republicans! But wait, there are also 100,019 newly registered independent voters, and 110,951 new Democrats. [The Buzz: Democrats continue beating GOP in voter registration ... More >>
The notion of any real divisive, state-wide primaries in Florida seems to be dead, as state Sen. Den Gelber has announced that he's "stepping back" from the US Senate Race. Which more or less means he's out. He made the annoncement on his blog: It makes little sense -- when we do face t ... More >>
Considering most runners in the 2010 Senate race haven't held a position higher than congressman, it might behoove anyone with a stronger resumé to think about entering the fray, and what better job to have in your past when seeking a Senate seat than senator? Reportedly, former New Hampshire Sen. ... More >>
This mayor's race has some crazy weirdness. Que dulce!
As authorities in Miami-Dade work on perfecting our electoral system, there is one area they might want to tighten up
Mi nombre es Róger Calero and yes, I will tax the rich by 100 percent!
Like a modern version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, well-meaning people battle corrupt mechanisms only to discover that the true enemies of democracy are human.
How did José Cancela manage to spend so much money and get so little in return?
It is South Florida's YET-to-be-registered immigrant voters who could swing the 2004 presidential election
The Raul Martinez political machine versus the Hialeah Three
Ralph Nader looks at Florida and sees a decadent Democratic Party
Labors to legalize bud in Florida have gone sour as week-old bong water
U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart owes the FEC 30 grand for arrogant electioneering. Finally.
Guess who's coming to vote? Guess again.
Benedict "Ben" Kuehne
How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.
People for the American Way Foundation
How a former FBI agent with a yen for computers became one of the most powerful men in Miami
Joe Celestin might have lost his bid to become mayor of North Miami, but his campaign united South Florida's Haitians like nothing before
When Ed Resnick agreed to help negotiate the Portofino Agreement, he never figured he'd become South Beach's public enemy #1
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
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?
June 3 will either be doomsday for Miami Beach or just another opportunity for aspiring politicians to make political hay
To win the most important election in Dade County history, the top mayoral candidates have hacked the voting public to pieces
Wire editor and former club owner Andrew Delaplaine wants to be the next mayor of Miami Beach. Is this guy tilting at windmills?
Environmentalist George Barley's untimely death has impoverished the fight to save the Everglades. But look out, Big Sugar! Here comes Mary!
The Case of the Invisible Candidate takes on a few astounding convolutions
By state law, judges get elected just like politicians -- a system so idiotic it's criminal. Will somebody please reproach the bench?