Former Hialeah mayor Julio Robaina, who was the top voter with 33.66 percent, and former country commissioner Carlos Gimenez, with 28.83 percent, will be heading the election for Miami-Dade’s next mayor instead, reports the Miami New Times. Another runoff will take place on June 28.
In his latest post for his column in the MIA newspaper , while addressing political reporter Michael Putney, who questioned Campbell’s chances at winning, Uncle Luke said he’d proven that he “can’t be taken lightly in a countrywide election. With less than $10,000 in campaign contributions, a small band of hard-working, unpaid volunteers, and the power of the alternative press, we put a real scare into the political machines that control our local elections. We showed them that a candidate who is not beholden to special interests can be taken seriously.”
Luke concluded his entry by adding that he “will continue to be a voice for the disenfranchised whether I’m the mayor, a columnist, or a high school football coach.”—Mariel Concepcion