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Rudy Moise's Campaign Hits a New Low

Rudy Moise must be desperate for cash to finance his political campaign. The Haitian physician is running for the U.S. congressional seat being vacated by Kendrick Meek, who is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the U.S. Senate race.

This afternoon, I received an email from Moise's wife, Mirjam, lamenting that her husband isn't around much anymore for family dinners and romantic walks in the park because he is too busy dialing for dollars. She wants folks to go to Moise's campaign website and donate money so that he can take time off the campaign trail to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary today.

"Spending the day together would be wonderful," Mirjam writes. She even threw in a photo of the couple on their wedding day.

Pa.the.tic.

Seriously, dude, go buy your wife a diamond necklace and take her out to dinner at Barton G. or something. Stop using her to troll for campaign contributions.

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Francisco Alvarado was born in Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, giving him unique insight into the Magic City and all its dark corners. An investigative reporter with a knack for uncovering corruption, Alvarado made his bones as a staff writer at Miami New Times and remains in dogged pursuit of the next juicy story.