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Republican wins Miami-Dade Mayor's office formerly held by Democrat,0,3287427.story?coll=sfla-news-miami ^

Posted on 11/03/2004 1:05:49 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom

The drive to rid Miami-Dade County's image of scandal and corruption will be led by the county's former top cop, Carlos Alvarez, who won the mayor's race Tuesday over County Commissioner Jimmy Morales.

Alvarez, a Republican, had more than half of the votes in the nonpartisan race.

The former director of Miami-Dade Police Department will head a county government long plagued by political scandal that operates on a $5.9 billion budget with more than 30,000 employees.

In his victory speech at the packed school auditorium of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in West Miami, Alvarez acknowledged it was a tough race and credited his family and supporters for his victory.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: carlosalvarez; hispanicrepublicans; miamidade; napalminthemorning

1 posted on 11/03/2004 1:05:53 PM PST by StopDemocratsDotCom
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2 posted on 11/03/2004 1:12:16 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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Cool ... More Republicans :0)

3 posted on 11/03/2004 1:13:18 PM PST by Mo1 (one country, one Constitution, and one future that binds us)
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Finally! It'll be good to have a REAL mayor down here in Miami-Dade! GO ALVAREZ!


4 posted on 11/03/2004 1:13:35 PM PST by Rafterman (Nipple piercings make one waaaaaay too easy to interrogate...)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Use touch screen voting to get rid of voter fraud in NYC, Cleveland, Philly and Detroit. Elect better people. Remember Rudy DID win in '89....
5 posted on 11/03/2004 1:14:54 PM PST by fooman (Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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The mood here seemed to be vote for Morales and get more of the same. I even know democrats that voted for Alvarez. Here's hoping he cleans up the joint.

6 posted on 11/03/2004 1:18:30 PM PST by twin2
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Here is what is not being mentioned.....

He was a vocal Bush Supporter and called John Kerry a "closet commie" and got critized as a right wing nut...(Death for a candidate in Dade)....AND....

HE WON ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 posted on 11/03/2004 2:29:27 PM PST by Bushite
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To: Bushite; StopDemocratsDotCom

Wow Thank you all for posting this informative stuff. Important to many of us who care.

8 posted on 11/03/2004 9:42:17 PM PST by Spirited
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Don't I know you from somewhere?

9 posted on 11/03/2004 9:51:01 PM PST by Brytani (A changing mind is a terrible thing to waste - Vote John Kerry)
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To: twin2
Don't be too happy. Alvarez is a former police chief. That means he was a member of the extremely anti-gun International Association of Chiefs of Police. Hear about the Morales plan to ban semiauto firearms in Miami-Dade? Well Alvarez has such a plan as well. I doubt he'll be able to push it through, but the fact that he has such a plan is worrisome. He'll work hand in hand with Re-elected Rundle (State Attorney) to persecute gunowners, you can bet on it. I voted for him as part of the party line. But I held my nose.
10 posted on 11/04/2004 6:29:08 PM PST by ExSoldier (When the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic.)
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