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Luther Campbell now to endorse Julio Robaina?

Julio Robaina's campaign has called a press conference at 12:30 p.m. "to make an important announcement."

The news release does not specifically mention an endorsement for Robaina's Miami-Dade mayoral campaign. But the event is scheduled to take place at African Square Park in Liberty City. And the speculation in local political circles is that Robaina could win the support of Luther Campbell -- who on Wednesday was expected to endorse Robaina's opponent, Carlos Gimenez.

That would mark a huge reversal for Campbell, a former mayoral candidate who placed fourth in last month's first-round election. During an NAACP candidates' forum, Campbell accused Robaina of paying off African-American mayoral candidates Roosevelt Campbell and Wilbur "Short Stop" Bell to dilute the black vote.

Gimenez's scheduled press conference on Wednesday was called off literally at the last minute. Campbell later told a Miami Herald reporter that he was still on the fence about whom to support.