Hialeah Julio Robaina the bad one (TBO) has raised $1,210,488 through 5/19. Carlos Gimenez has raised a third of that, $457,237. Julio TBO has one of the worst campaign reports I have ever seen. His wife is his treasurer, figures. If you don't want him to win, better get your friends to vote. He has too much money to lose unless there is a big turnout. I wonder how the Latin Builders Association gave him $500.00. I guess they have a C4 arm. The Forge Restaurant gave him $500. Washington Mutual Bank gave him $200. He even hit up the port pretty good. Stevedoring and container companies gave and the Port of Miami Terminal Operations. If all of these businesses want him...YOU DON'T! Check out Miami New Times' Five Reasons Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina is the Wrong Man for the Job. I liked 4 and 5 the best:
4. All his cronies will get jobs at County Hall. Following his 2009 reelection, Robaina orchestrated the removal of his nemesis Alex Morales as director of the Hialeah Housing Authority. Under the mayor's direction, the authority's board of directors replaced Morales with Julio Ponce, a former business partner of Robaina who chairs a political action committee that has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist the Hialeah mayor's political machinations.
5. He is a compulsive liar. I've counted at least five different times during his campaign when Robaina has emphatically insisted he did not speak in favor of the Marlins stadium deal. Yet, we all know video evidence proves otherwise. Robaina would get more respect if he had just admitted, "You know what, I was wrong. The Marlins got a sweetheart deal at the expense of taxpayers." Instead he chose to run with the lie.
Seriously folks, drive the little old lady next door to vote, bribe your kids, do whatever it takes to get people voting or Julio TBO will be our future mayor. And, don't waste your vote in protest on some of the the other candidates that can't possibly win.