Ugh. I though we were rid of this guy. This gets on the barf meter as a 4.
Dusting off his 2012 stunning loss to Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Joe got 30% of the vote to Gimenez's 54%, Joe Martinez has told the press that he intends to run against U.S. Rep Joe Garcia. Joe Garcia won the race against bad boy Republican David Rivera in Novemeber by ten percentage points. Garcia was sworn in Jan. 3rd. Around January 11th Cutler Bay Mayor Ed MacDougall said he would run. Now we have Joe Martinez. Republicans are desperate to regain that seat.
In the usual Martinez manner of expressing puffery about his self-importance, he took credit for running the ENTIRE County saying that during both the strong mayor campaign and Alvarez's ouster through recall, that he (Martinez) had to pick up the slack for Mayor Alvarez. Gimme a break, that is a stretch!