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 >>
via Miami-Dade Fire RescueMiami-Dade Fire Chief Herminio LorenzoJoseph Mitrani was given the job of overseeing construction of a new training facility for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department. Mitrani was instrumental in making sure the project was completed on time and under budget, according t ... More >>
As the most important election in the 21st Century draws to a close, Banana Republican took a gander at the top campaign contributors in the congressional races pitting Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart against Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, respectively. So far the Republican siblings have out-raised th ... More >>
Give money, get contracts.
As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to scour the campaign financial reports of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the seven county commissioners running for reelection. After all, nothing is more patriotic than greasing the wheels of politics. ... More >>