The Five Worst Primary Candidates: Our Haters Guide To Next Tuesday's Election
But honestly, we'd rather you stay at home and watch Dr. Phil than vote for any of these folks:
Anyone else get the sense this wealthy physician is running against Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for a second time only because his ego can't help itself? This is the same guy, after all, who has bankrolled B-movies like Trapped: Haitian Nights to cast himself as the star and funded a memorial statue of Civil War-era Haitian soldiers, then allegedly ordered the artist to put Moise's face on one. That's not to mention some questionable deals with public money, like the $500,000 from the Miami-Dade Empowerment Trust that he sank into a failed Kreyol-language.
There's nothing worse than a self-righteous right-winger using his elected position to win partisan points with gullible tea baggers. Enter Renier Diaz de la Portilla, a Miami-Dade Public School Board member who's now running for state rep. Renier wants to change MDPS policy to prohibit political events at schools, all because noted socialist Michelle Obama made a campaign stop at Barbara Goldman Senior High. Diaz de la Portilla reacted as if the second coming of Leo Trotsky had dropped in to indoctrinate kids, sending a mass email whining that "public schools are not an appropriate venue for campaign politics." A slightly hypocritical stance from a guy who spent $23,400 from his school board office fund in 2009 on mailers to Republican voters in Florida Senate District 36 -- a seat his brother Miguel, coincidentally, was campaigning for and later won. An investigation by the Miami-Dade inspector general discovered that Diaz de la Portilla tried to conceal his use of a political consulting firm to produce those mail pieces.