A non-partisan contest for Miami-Dade County commission suddenly has implications beyond local politics as a candidate backed by Democrats runs against the wife of a leading Republican contending for the nomination to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress.
State Rep. David Richardson is spending more than $100,000 on a campaign that blasts Donna Shalala over healthcare — foreshadowing a bruising primary in the race to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress.
Eileen Higgins, a newcomer to Miami-Dade politics, wins the most votes in election to replace Commissioner Bruno Barreiro. His wife, Zoraida Barreiro, holds second place. Both advance to a June runoff.
Supervisors of elections from the state’s 67 counties will meet this week for three days of brainstorming. They're laying the groundwork for a trouble-free midterm election in the nation’s premier battleground state.
Donna Shalala's opponents goaded her all week for failing to appear at a Democratic primary debate Tuesday in the race to replace Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress. She agreed to participate in three more.
Voters in Miami-Dade's District 5 vote Tuesday, May 22, to replace Bruno Barreiro on the County Commission. Candidates are Zoraida Barreiro, Alex Diaz de la Portilla, Carlos Garin, and Eileen Higgins. The district includes parts of Miami and Miami Beach.
Eileen Higgins has been an activist in Miami-Dade causes and groups since moving to Miami about five years ago. She's running her first campaign for the May 22 special election to replace Republican Bruno Barreiro on the County Commission for District 5.
Richard Corcoran, speaker of the Florida House, delayed announcing his candidacy for governor until after the legislative session ended, which cost him precious fundraising time and contributed to his decision that he couldn't win.
Florida Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran ended his all-but-announced candidacy for governor on Wednesday, saying he didn't have the money to win. He endorsed Adam Putnam over Ron DeSantis for the Republican nomination.
Cynthia Nixon, actress-turned-gubernatorial candidate in New York, referred to adult-use marijuana legalization in the state, equating it with slavery reparations and arguing that people of color suffer the most in the drug's prohibition
With Nancy Pelosi in town Thursday, Miami Democrats were mixed on whether they'd support the party's House minority leader in Washington as the next Speaker should the party take back the lower chamber in the mid-term elections.