Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

So did Carlos Lopez-Cantera campaign or not while in D.C.?

in 2017/Top Headlines by

Did Carlos Lopez-Cantera campaign today while he was in D.C. even though, after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, he said he wasn’t?

One thing is for certain: the L.G. was in D.C. The video below shows him arriving at a building with a sign for Fiola restaurant, which is located in the nation’s capital.

We also know that a fundraiser was scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today at the offices of Clark Hill (located in the same building as Fiola). According to Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, CLC’s campaign for the U.S. Senate had planned a $500-a-head luncheon hosted by D.C. insiders Charlie Black, Cesar Conda, and Charlie Spies.

Asked if it was appropriate to be campaigning on the day of the terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Lieutenant Governor says, “No one is campaigning.”


CLC’s not campaigning, yet he’s on his way to the building where he’s planned a campaign fundraiser?

CLC’s not campaigning, but he’s videoed here with his campaign manager, Brian Swensen?

Either Lopez-Cantera is on a sight-seeing trip to Washington, D.C. or he’s lying about campaigning after saying he wasn’t.

Florida Politics reached out to the Lopez-Cantera campaign, but has yet to hear back.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

Latest from 2017

Go to Top