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Carlos Curbelo Running for Mayor?

Carlos Curbelo Running for Mayor?

Outgoing Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who lost his seat to Democratic Congresswoman-elect Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, is reportedly considering a run for Mayor. The 38-year-old told the Miami Herald that his supporters are urging him to run in the open Miami-Dade Mayor’s race in 2020 -- incumbent Republican Mayor Carlos Giménez is term-limited. Curbelo isn’t ready to make a final decision yet but said he wants to stay involved in the issues he cares about such as immigration, the environment, and the national debt. “I have a passion for public service and I’m not discarding any possibility right now,” Curbelo said. “I have always thought about the idea of serving another two years here and then serving as county mayor.” There is a long list of area politicians eying the city’s top post, including outgoing Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera; former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas; County Commissioners including current Chairman Esteban “Steve” Bovo, Daniella Levine Cava, and Xavier Suárez; as well as former rapper Luther Campbell, who is now a prominent Liberty City leader. More here.

Joaquín Castro Will Chair Hispanic Caucus

Joaquín Castro Will Chair Hispanic Caucus

Cory Booker Intros Bill to Ban Sex Between Law Enforcement and Anyone in their Custody

Cory Booker Intros Bill to Ban Sex Between Law Enforcement and Anyone in their Custody