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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.

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Were Watching

After all the things the Campbell said about Robaina, he would look like a fool endorsing him. I have to wonder what the Robaina campaign is giving him, it must be a something major.The longer this race goes on the more disgusted I am.

Nicole

It never made any sense why Campbell would have endorsed Gimenez. That guy is a border line racist and the Gimenez supporters did not want his endorsement at all. Luther Campbell by getting in politics is brave and I hope this is the beginning of good things for Luther. Everyone has an opportunity in life to make a significant contribution to our community, even Luther Campbell.

Nicole

Just read on the Miami New Times that Luther Campbell endorsed Robaina. It looks like the champion for freedom of expression and freedom of speach is digging into local politics. I am happy for Luther and I hope he succeeds in this new chapter of his life.

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