Dancing with the Pols

Coming in November, the City of Miami's public access channel will try its hand at some new, innovative programming to get residents amped up about the Magic City's elected officials. It's a variety show based loosely on the popular television series Dancing with the Stars

And the first contestants are commissioners Marc Sarnoff and Joe Sanchez, who is running for mayor against Tomas Regalado.

Banana Republican recently received via e-mail a rough cut of the pilot episode. Check it out:
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