Carlos Alvarez "Would Consider" Running in Special Election to Win Back His Seat

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Losing a recall might not be enough to keep Alvarez out of office.
Don't line up that tag-team wrestling job just yet for Carlos Alvarez -- even if voters recall the county's strong mayor today, Alvarez says he's seriously thinking about running in the special election. Alvarez tells a Wall Street Journal reporter that if he's booted from office, rerunning for the seat is "something [he] would definitely consider."

Better get that new campaign up and running, Carlos. More than 72,000 absentees and just over 58,900 early votes have already poured in by this morning, Marie Bertot, a spokeswoman for the county elections department, tells Riptide.

Bertot says early returns should start appearing online by 7:30 tonight. We'll keep you posted as they roll in.

In other recall-related news:

  • Traffic was light at polling places around Miami-Dade today (maybe because so many early and absentee ballots were cast). Riptide stopped by a South Beach election site near Española Way this morning to cast our ballot -- we'll just let you guess how we voted -- and the place was empty except for volunteers munching on free cookies and reading spy novels.
  • November candidates are already jumping on the anti-incumbency recall fervor. Dave Crystal, a tutoring business owner running for Miami Beach mayor, held a news conference this morning calling for Assistant City Manager Hilda Fernandez to get the ax over allegations she and other officials demanded free tickets from the New World Symphony.
  • Norman Braman, the auto magnate who bankrolled the recall, has scheduled a conference at his midtown office for 9 p.m. to talk about the results. Braman is already looking beyond the recall, via a pact formed with Victor Diaz to push for a widespread charter change, including term limits, at-large districts, and new lobbying rules.

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Hater
Hater

Hey Alvarez! 188K people voted your ass out of office! You honestly think you could win an election again? Go bury your head in the sand dumb ass!

Cpuig624
Cpuig624

The people that elected Carlos Alvarez where the elderly, which they where told who to vote for down a list that was done by the Alvarez people, they had no idea how this macho man was going to be, what happens in Miami is that the elderly are told who to vote for and most of them are bused to the voting offices and pastelitos are giving to them along with water and that is all it takes for them to make the mistake of having Mr. Alvarez to have control.Its about time for Carlos Alvarez to get OUT OUT OUT

Jess
Jess

WHO ELECTED THIS IDIOT ANYWAY?

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

the cuban people

I don't think we should be governing ourselves. What need is a king, and every now and then if the king’s not doing a good job, we kill him."

take way Carlos Alvarez pension

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rimak
rimak

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SKINNY DOMBO ,IN WHAT LANGUAGE DO WE HAVE TO TELL HIM THAT THE MAJORITY OF MIAMI DADE HAVE ENOUGH OF HIM, BASTA LEAVE WITH GRACE,HE'S JUST ANOTHER POWER HUNGRY,THIS IS NOT CUBA WHERE PEOPLE RULE FOR YEARS ,THIS IS AMERICA, JUST GO, PEOPLE ARE TIRED,AND DON'T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR CRONIES WITH YOU

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