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Julio Robaina Spent $900,000 For 60,240 Votes And Other Election Night Numerical Revelations

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Luther Campbell, his wife Kristin, and their son Blake on election day.
Hey, it sucks to lose, but Luther Campbell has nothing to be ashamed of. With only 45 days to court voters with a $12,000 campaign war chest, the former 2 Live Crew front man and current New Times columnist convinced 20,000 Miami-Dade voters he was the right man for the job. In a summertime special election during an off election year and with only 15 percent of the county's voters casting their ballots, that's pretty damn good.

So good Campbell is already being courted for an endorsement by the two Cuban Americans in the run-off, Carlos Gimenez and Julio Robaina. For now, Campbell told a crowd of supporters last night that he has not decided if he wants to do that, noting he will consider running again in 2012.

Here is the breakdown for how much each of the top four candidates spent per vote based on their most recent campaign finance reports:

  • Julio Robaina spent $907,623 to get 64,240 votes, or $14 per vote.
  • Carlos Gimenez spent $380,000 for 54,921 votes, or $7 per vote.
  • Marcelo Llorente spent $238,953 for 26,238 votes, or $9 per vote.
  • Luther Campbell spent $6,980 for 20,922 votes, or $0.33 per vote.


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verbal reasoning
verbal reasoning

But how do you improve your reasoning and in turn ensure that you are up to the right standard for jobs you may want to apply for? 

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verbal reasoning

Reasoning is the ability to simply process information and come to valid conclusions based on the facts you are presented with. This could be numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning or any one of a number of other types of reasoning.

verbal reasoning
verbal reasoning

Reasoning is the ability to simply process information and come to valid conclusions based on the facts you are presented with. This could be numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning or any one of a number of other types of reasoning.

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verbal reasoning

Reasoning is the ability to simply process information and come to valid conclusions based on the facts you are presented with. This could be numerical reasoning, verbal reasoning or any one of a number of other types of reasoning.

Luke2012
Luke2012

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guest
guest

Does that .33 include the cost of a cover story in the MNT?

Skip Van Cel
Skip Van Cel

I voted for Luke. When I got past all the bs, I saw a candidate that might actually have the best interests of the citizens at heart. With Luke winning 14% of the vote and only spending THIRTY-THREE CENTS per vote. maybe the winning candidates will recognize that the residents of Miami-Dade County really do want someone who thinks about their well being and not that of every slick lobbyists that graces their path. Thanks, Luther, for giving us an alternative to business as usual.

P_Nis
P_Nis

Congrats to Luke for fighting the good fight. If not for the two bogus black candidates, he would have done as well as or better than Llorente. Hopefully he'll give it a go again in '12.

Guest
Guest

Correction: Campbell, $0.33 per vote.

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