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Uncle Luke Endorses Julio Robaina for Miami-Dade Mayor UPDATED

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Jacob Katel
Robaina and Campbell at the NAACP debate.
Former Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Luther Campbell has endorsed Julio Robaina for the June 28 runoff election.

Robaina's campaign called a press conference in Liberty City for 12:30 today. After arriving an hour and a half late, Campbell said he had spoken with both Robaina and opponent Carlos Gimenez and chose to endorse the former Hialeah mayor because he promised a greater commitment to the black community than Gimenez did.

At the NAACP debate last month, Campbell accused Robaina of paying off black candidates in the race.

Many expected Campbell to endorse Gimenez after his camp said it would have a "major announcement" yesterday morning, but Campbell backed out at the last minute.

If you don't believe it, here's a video of Thursday's presser:



Banana Republican will have more this afternoon.

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Luke the chump
Luke the chump

Luke got played for a chump.

Luke buddy,Now that Gimenez won do you realize what an ass you made of yourself?

Thinkfair1
Thinkfair1

Mr Campbell you are not who I though you were. Do you understand that this man has promised the world to many groups and people. Also I hope you checked out how he has treated the Semiola community in Hialeah. I have heard that it has not be treated right. I am not sure if you know about this community but I know people that lived there when I was growing up and I am sure you may not like what they have to say.  People can promise things like Mr Robaina did when he became Mayor of Hialeah with different employee groups. He ended up being a big fat liar ( like you said) Please realize that he has tried to destroy the working middle class employees in Hialeah. Why do you think he will treat any other group better (including your interest). Also he illegally fired 16 firefighters and knew what he was doing was incorrect he did it because he was not getting what he personally wanted (LIKE A BIG SPOIL BABY) He was ordered by the court to return these men to work.  He did not do it (ignored the order costing the City of Hialeah 10000 a day) Do you get it he cost the City of Hialeah over 1.5 million dollars. The new mayor brought them back (He could care less about the laws in this land) That money could have help many people (kids groups, elderly etc) You need to look at the big picture. Do you  believe you did right for the county. You disappoint me.

Luke is a SELLOUT!
Luke is a SELLOUT!

Campbell said "Hialeah mayor because he promised a greater commitment to the black community than Gimenez did."

Give me a break! Francisco Alvarado has already reported that Campbell was insisting that his buddy Pierre Rutledge be given a job as a senior adviser. Campbell wasn't interested in the black community.He was out for his self-interest and that of his sleazy buddy.

Rutledge co-defendant?
Rutledge co-defendant?

Pierre Rutledge used to have a decent reputation. Now that Luke used his name as part of an illegal campaign payoff scheme Rutledge is just another black begging for a handout.

CRA is a criminal enterprise
CRA is a criminal enterprise

The CRA is nothing but a slush fund used by connected white people. Why does Luke want to maintain this criminal enterprise?

And doesn't Luke know candidates are not allowed to make hiring promises?

Cudjojon
Cudjojon

I really dont get it Luke, why? Can one be certain Robaina will not get rid of the CRA? I do not agree with Gimenez consolidating the activity with the General Fund (needs to be kept separate on the financials for transparency purposes). But, I do not trust Robaina who will ALSO try to take a little bit from the kitty to pay off another service. He will probably record it as a loan that will never be paid back so one will have to consolidate it with the Gen Fund in the end....

Rays
Rays

Hey Rich, or should Dallas say Bitch!  Dallas is one away!! Go snort some more crack Miami. Where is the laser show now??? HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAYou are one stupid SOB Bitch! Dallas owns you. Come down here and pay us a visit druggie! hahahahahah

Luke born yesterday?
Luke born yesterday?

Sheesh. Campbell is a chump. Robaina made him a promise he has no intention of keeping.

Was Luke born yesterday?

4SALE
4SALE

Luke's Gospel: "I've spoken against the selling-out of the African-American vote by county commissioners and political consultants who are supposed to be protecting their people's interests. I made Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina squirm at the NAACP mayoral forum when I accused him of buying off black candidates Wilbur Bell and Roosevelt Bradley."  WHAT A CROCK OF SHIT. Luke, you just sold out to THE MAN.

Fred
Fred

I'm sorry I voted for Luther now. How could I have been so easily misled. Thank goodness he lost and he's not in charge of how my tax dollar is spent. Luke! How could you. Don't look for my vote if Luke should run again. He just lost it. Oh, and maybe he thinks this is best for the black community, which is isn't, but what about us whities? I thought Luke was going to represent EVERYONE!!!!! Boy, was I wrong on that one. WAKE UP UNCLE LUKE! If you think that this guy is what's best for the county, WAKE UP, YOU BE DREAMIN" BOY! 

Sell Out
Sell Out

Luke just sold out the black communiy.

What did Julio Robiana promise Luke?

Pingu
Pingu

Luke ur a dumbass.

Robaina gives away $
Robaina gives away $

Gimenez was opposed to the bailout of the Marlins. Robaina spoke in favor of giving Miami-Dade tax money to the foreign based privately owned Marlins.

Robaina was in favor of "the deal" to divert $4 Bil to the Marlins.

lmmd
lmmd

you sir - have lost your credibility within the black community.......everything you've tried to build up over the years with your coaching etc - GONE

lmmd
lmmd

LUKE YOU PUKE - you really don't know what you've just done to the residents of miami dade do you?  what did robaina promise you? a job?

Born yesterday?
Born yesterday?

Wow.

Who knew Luther Campbell was so easily deceived?

Smoker?
Smoker?

Luke has been smoking the glass pipe.

Robaina is the guy who demanded the taxpayers pay over $4 BILLION to the Marlins in costs and interest payments. That $4 Billion could have been used to train blacks for jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry. Instead now the blacks will continue smoking crack in Liberty City.

Luke? What are you smoking?

Luke screws up
Luke screws up

Luke is a sell out. Robaina hates the urban (black) core. Robaina wants to help his friends pave the Everglades and build strip centers and cluster housing on top of the river of grass.

Notogimenez
Notogimenez

Yes and COMMISSIONER GIMENEZ was on THE COMMISSION!!! He could not get any one to agree with him because NO ONE CAN STAND HIM not because he is against the stadium but because is SO ARROGANT and CONDESENDING!!!

nevernot
nevernot

When commissioners are stealing tax payer moneys and giving it to filthy rich non citizens I expect someone to act arrogant and condescending. After all he was sitting in a den of thieves, it's easy to be arrogant and condescending when those that surround you are massively corrupt criminals, in fact I'd say that is the correct response.

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