Ten Years After Elian, Alex Penelas Is Back at County Hall
In 2004, when Penelas ran for U.S. Senate, the Democrats abandoned the Cuban-American politician. And Gore put him on blast as a traitor. As a result, Penelas came in a distant third in the primary and faded from the political scene.
For the past six years, Penelas has stayed away from politics other than his gig as a commentator for Univision. But not anymore. Earlier this month, Dan Ricker's the Watchdog Report noted Penelas had registered to lobby on behalf of ADA Engineering Inc.
Banana Republican will keep you posted on the former mayor's new career as it progresses.