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Personnel note: Tomas Martinelli headed to Airbnb

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Tomas Martinelli is leaving his post at the Florida Department of Transportation and joining the team at Airbnb. Martinelli announced his move in an email Sunday. “As you may know, the people-powered platform and the culture that steers Airbnb makes this opportunity/project an exciting one,” he said. “Although, it wasn’t easy leaving the best agency in the state, I do so with enormous gratitude and appreciation for the professionals (and unsung heroes) that deliver quality service day in and day out.…

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Nick Duran announces over $60K in 1st month of HD 112 campaign

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Democratic House District 112 candidate Nick Duran announced Tuesday that he had raised more than $60,000 in his first month in the campaign, putting him ahead of the other four candidates in the race. “I am deeply humbled by the profound level of support our campaign received during our first 26 days on the trail,” said Duran, who filed April 4. “The people of House District 112 want a State Representative with a record of delivering results for children and…

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Meet Brian Goldmeier, the fundraising powerhouse behind Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

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Campaign finance reports for the month of October were due Tuesday; one such report that is worth taking note of is the fundraising for Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez. Gimenez, who is up for re-election in 2016 and formally announced his campaign Oct. 1, posted an eye-popping $1.2 million for the month, between his campaign and political committee (almost $800,000 of which came to the campaign by way of checks under $1000). That figure is in addition to the nearly…

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Joe Biden testing political waters in Florida

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Approaching a time of decision, Vice President Joe Biden tested the political waters in Florida on Wednesday as he mulls over whether to join a 2016 presidential race that’s left a lot Democrats wanting more choice. Biden attended a fundraiser Wednesday night for Senate Democrats after a speech at Miami Dade College promoting the administration’s education agenda. At every turn, he’s been watched for any hints about his 2016 ambitions as Democrats debate whether the race would benefit from his…

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Gov. Scott, Cabinet approve land deal for American Dream Miami

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On Tuesday, American Dream Miami moved a little closer to reality. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet signed off on the land deal that could pave the way for the nation’s largest mall in West Miami-Dade County. Triple Five, the real estate development firm that owns and operates Minnesota’s Mall of America, will develop the proposed $4 billion mega-mall/entertainment center. Speaking at Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting was Eskandar Ghermezian, one of the billionaire Canadian brothers who own Triple Five. After making…

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