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Republican wins Miami-Dade Mayor's office formerly held by Democrat
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...
TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: carlosalvarez; hispanicrepublicans; miamidade; napalminthemorning
posted on 11/03/2004 1:12:16 PM PST
(...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
Cool ... More Republicans :0)
posted on 11/03/2004 1:13:18 PM PST
(one country, one Constitution, and one future that binds us)
Finally! It'll be good to have a REAL mayor down here in Miami-Dade! GO ALVAREZ!
posted on 11/03/2004 1:13:35 PM PST
(Nipple piercings make one waaaaaay too easy to interrogate...)
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....
posted on 11/03/2004 1:14:54 PM PST
(Get real with Kim Jung Mentally Ill about proliferation)
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.
posted on 11/03/2004 1:18:30 PM PST
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted on 11/03/2004 2:29:27 PM PST
To: Bushite; StopDemocratsDotCom
Wow Thank you all for posting this informative stuff. Important to many of us who care.
posted on 11/03/2004 9:42:17 PM PST
Don't I know you from somewhere?
posted on 11/03/2004 9:51:01 PM PST
(A changing mind is a terrible thing to waste - Vote John Kerry)
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.
posted on 11/04/2004 6:29:08 PM PST
(When the going gets tough, the tough go cyclic.)
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