See my Blog Posts of June 21st. and June 20th.
In State Senate District 40 we now have 3 Democrats as Andrew Korge has bolted from District 39. Now 39 is left without a Democratic challenger in a more liberal redrawn district. Antiere Flores has found
A Republican has jumped in the District 38 Race all but cementing the win for Daphne Campbell as Republicans and Independents now CANNOT VOTE in the Democratic Primary and that hurts Jason Pizzo and Kevin Burns as the Democratic super voters in the district are primarily Black - that isn't to say that African Americans will embrace the shrill Haitian Campbell. Republican Allen Markelson (is that the former Ferrai owner?) is the Candidate. The 83 year old is from North Bay Village. I think the Republicans threw him in as a wrench in the race for Daphne's benefit. Daphne Campbell is a A Dino (Democrat in Name Only) so she doesn't count as a Democrat. Somehow she escaped Medicaid fraud charges. That race is a complete mess. The Democrats have until tomorrow at noon to put bandages on these races. Hah, like that is going to happen. I predict the Democrats will win one race: Oscar Braynon's race (he is unopposed).
Watch this video about Daphne Campbell
Tampa Bay Times:
Already facing a Florida Medicaid fraud probe, South Florida state Rep. Daphne Campbell is being investigated by federal agents who are tracing hundreds of thousands of dollars through bank accounts tied to a web of family health care businesses, the Miami Herald has learned.
The Internal Revenue Service has slapped $145,000 worth of liens on the lawmaker and her husband, Hubert Campbell. IRS agents have received dozens of documents from former business associates who say the Campbells scammed them. And an investigator called Campbell's legislative aide to question her about her boss.
The allegations, following years of legal troubles for Campbell and her family, have so concerned the Florida Democratic Party that it has called on her to "consider stepping down."
In February 2016 Politico Reported:
An appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new Medicaid fraud trial for the son of state Rep. Daphne Campbell after determining a judge didn’t allow the jury that convicted him to deliberate properly.
Gregory Campbell was convicted on multiple Medicaid fraud charges in 2013, sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay $460,893.58 in restitution stemming from an Internal Revenue Service investigation into his mother, a Democrat from North Miami who was never criminally charged and always maintained her innocence.
When she learned her son’s appeal had succeeded, Campbell was so overjoyed that she started yelling that her son had been “exonerated” and praised Jesus so loudly on the floor of the state House of Representatives that proceedings were stopped briefly.
She could also be heard yelling “my Jesus, it was one vote. They did this to me, it was one vote. I am vindicated.”
Other lawmakers said her fellow Miami state Rep. Carlos Trujillo, a Republican and former prosecutor, informed Campbell her son had not been cleared, but that the Third District Court of Appeal had simply reversed the charges and remanded the case back to the Miami-Dade County court for a new trial.