Carlos Curbelo Launches New Group Amidst Mayoral Run Rumors
Former FL Congressman Carlos Curbelois rumored to be mulling a run for Mayor of Miami-Dade. In advance of kicking off an official campaign, the 39-year-old Republican is launching a new group to engage with Miami-Dade voters ahead of the 2020 county elections. The committee, called Vision 2020, sounds a lot like a campaign exploratory committee. Term limits are forcing out current Republican Mayor Carlos Giménez, leaving the 2020 race open. “The 2020 local elections could open the door to a new regeneration of leaders. Voters will have to decide whether to welcome fresh ideas and collaborative approaches or whether to double down on county insiders who have fallen short over the years,” Curbelo wrote in a mass email. “That’s why today we are launching Vision 2020 — a committee dedicated to listening and learning — to asking the people making up Miami-Dade’s many neighborhoods about their quality of life, their hopes, aspirations, concerns, and frustrations.” Curbelo has remained active after narrowly losing his seat to Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL). Regular Beat readers will recall that he’s an NBC News Contributor and, last month, joined the Executive Team of the Cannabis Trade Federation -- a nonprofit for cannabis education and advocacy in public policy, where he will serve as a strategic advisor to the group. More here.