Marcelo Llorente Endorses Carlos Gimenez for Miami-Dade Mayor

Categories: Politicks
We'll excuse you if you're feeling a bit of election fatigue after the recall and the initial election, but Miami-Dade still has the very important task of picking our next mayor in the runoff election on June 28. Today, Carlos Gimenez picked up one of the most coveted endorsements leading into the runoff over his rival Julio Robaina: that of third place finisher Marcelo Llorente.

Llorente, a former Republican state representative, joined Gimenez for the announcement at 11 a.m. at the St. Dominic's Senior Center. Llorente praised Gimenez's ideas and experience.

Llorente finished in third place with 14.83 percent of the vote. If the majority of his voters actually show up to the polls and break for Gimenez, it could help the former County Commissioner beat former Hialeah Mayor Robaina. Less than 5 percent separated Robaina and Gimenez in the first round of voting with Robaina getting 33.75 percent to Gimenez's 28.87 percent.

Though, the general thinking seems to be that the majority of Llorente's supporters may have wound up voting for Gimenez whether an official endorsement was made or not.

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What about Uncle Luke?

Does Luke want good government or did he just want publicity for himself?

Carlos opposed bad deal
Carlos opposed bad deal

Carlos fought to improve or stop the $4 BILLION giveaway to the Marlins. His opponent spoke in favor of the giveaway.

Time for experience...
Time for experience...

Gimenez has professional experience at the City of Miami and at Miami-Dade County. His opponent is from Hialeah.

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Carlos Gimenez

Carlos Gimenez seems like a much more sensible choice for Mayor.

Julio Robaina seems too "pave everything, hand out loans at 36% interest",

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