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Three Diaz de la Portilla brothers in the Florida Legislature...at the same time?

Looks like all three Miami Republican Diaz de la Portilla brothers -- Alex, Miguel and Renier -- hope to be on the ballot this fall seeking seats in the Florida Legislature at the same time.

Miguel, a state senator, is running for reelection. Renier, a Miami-Dade School Board members and former state representative, is running for the Florida House. And Alex, according to paperwork he submitted last week, is also running for a different House seat. (The Florida Division of Elections has misspelled his name "Diaz de la Portillia.")

After being term limited out of the Senate in 2010 -- his brother Miguel took his seat -- Alex Diaz de la Portilla flirted with vying for the Congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who jumped to his own brother Lincoln's old seat. Diaz de la Portilla ultimately decided against it -- now-Congressman David Rivera ran instead -- but early polls showed Diaz de la Portilla had significant name recognition.

No surprise there: Diaz de la Portilla was first a state representative, as was his brother Renier. And Miguel Diaz de la Portilla is a former Miami-Dade county commissioner who twice ran for mayor.

More recently, Alex Diaz de la Portilla helped Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's campaign.

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Johnny Hothead

Woe be unto the citizens of Florida if all three are in the legislature at the same time...Can't fathom the chaos they could inflect on the process.

Miguel

They are such sweet, kind boys. And smart to boot. All you haters out there need to work on your self esteem.

Lover not Hater

Sweet? Kind? Smart? Maybe that-- but not sweet or kind!

joe blow

these three bums are the slimiest politicians in S. FL (and that's hard to beat when you've got Hialeah in the mix).
none of them ever accomplished anything besides selling out to corporate/special interests, yet the idiot crazy Cubans will eagerly vote them in.
they can't go back to the island because Fidel would line them up in front of a firing squad.
If only we lived in Cuba!

Jimmy Stanton


I am deeply concerned that the Diaz de La Portilla
brothers will be riding back into Tallahassee again.

Some blogger described them as sweet and kind?
I hope that was a sarcastic comment. I find it more
like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Well, to be
fair, from a purely physical stand point. I must admit
ugly is inaccurate which makes them even worse.

Let’s examine them just for the giggles. Ex- Senator
Alex Diaz de La Portilla, Former Majority Leader
of the Florida Senate. Do you think he achieved
this due to his sweetness and kind nature? That’s
not the way politics works. People seem to forget
that he has served as a human incubator center
for dozens of State Legislators that are secretly
beholden to him. He is known for his diplomacy
and charisma. If you ask around you will see he
passed all his bills with not so much as touching a
microphone. Not too shabby right?

I think we should also keep in mind that sweet
brother Alex, is a very savvy and sought after

Political consultant. The guy just won the election
for Miami-Dade Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, and the
election was less than a year ago. Think he is going
to have any probable raising money-heck no.

Let me give you a quick glimpse at brother number
two. Senator Miguel Diaz de La Portilla, Known
for not taking prisoners. This highly ambitious and
gifted attorney is a ferocious in your face debater
that will protect his brothers at all cost. To Boot,
the man is a gifted kick boxer and highly astute
at mental jujitsu. I recall him wielding his power
quit well against Penelas while he served in the
Commission. Let’s remember when he screwed us
out of the Penny tax we could afford and now we
have to endure terrible traffic.

And please let us not forget the younger brother,
School Board Commissioner, Reiner Diaz de La
Portilla. The man seems so harmless, sweet, and
yes even kind. Well, guess what? He is also a
ruthless attorney and Cornell Alumni. I am so sick

of all the dumb rumors that have been printed
for over two decades. You know why? These
Republicans “Band of Brothers”. Have amassed so
many Lackeys in our States Capital that nobody
can even rival them. If I were a betting man and I
am not. I would place my bets on them pulling it off
again. I can just see the Republican establishment
rejoicing.” Behold the prodigal’s son’s return” and
they will throw a big party and kiss their respective
rings in honor of their latest victory.

Have you ever noticed that these brothers almost
always get what they want?

It’s like they wave a magic wand and cast a spell on
all their cronies. Heck, how many legislators owe
them favors? Dozens at least: Rep. Erik Fressen,
Rep, Nunez, Lopez-Cantera, Senator Bogdanoff, and
the new crop like Rep. Artilles and many more. Who
now idolize them and imitate the mafia style they
exude “La Famiglia”. It is so disgusting to watch.

Mark my words the Diaz de La Portilla Brothers are
planning to take over every powerful post in The
State Capital

And all significant committee assignments in Florida
are going to be divided between them and their
groupies.

Democrats time to leave the state. These are not
just rumors. It was brought to my attention by some
Republican lobbyist. Amongst, the many stunts
they pulled they deliberately left all the lobbyist
out of their very personal events during Big Brother
Miguel’s swearing in. It was supposed to be a
statement that those who opposed them would be
unwelcomed. So again, my fellow Democrats Florida
is already gone.

Jimmy Stanton


I am deeply concerned that the Diaz de La Portilla
brothers will be riding back into Tallahassee again.

Some blogger described them as sweet and kind?
I hope that was a sarcastic comment. I find it more
like “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Well, to be
fair, from a purely physical stand point. I must admit
ugly is inaccurate which makes them even worse.

Let’s examine them just for the giggles. Ex- Senator
Alex Diaz de La Portilla, Former Majority Leader
of the Florida Senate. Do you think he achieved
this due to his sweetness and kind nature? That’s
not the way politics works. People seem to forget
that he has served as a human incubator center
for dozens of State Legislators that are secretly
beholden to him. He is known for his diplomacy
and charisma. If you ask around you will see he
passed all his bills with not so much as touching a
microphone. Not too shabby right?

I think we should also keep in mind that sweet
brother Alex, is a very savvy and sought after

Political consultant. The guy just won the election
for Miami-Dade Mayor, Carlos Gimenez, and the
election was less than a year ago. Think he is going
to have any problem raising money-heck no.

Let me give you a quick glimpse at brother number
two. Senator Miguel Diaz de La Portilla, Known
for not taking prisoners. This highly ambitious and
gifted attorney is a ferocious in your face debater
that will protect his brothers at all cost. To Boot,
the man is a gifted kick boxer and highly astute
at mental jujitsu. I recall him wielding his power
quit well against Penelas while he served in the
Commission. Let’s remember when he screwed us
out of the (Penny tax), we could have afford and now we have to endure terrible traffic.

And please let us not forget the younger brother,
School Board Commissioner, Reiner Diaz de La
Portilla. The man seems so harmless, sweet, and
yes even kind. Well, guess what? He is also a
ruthless attorney and Cornell Alumni. I am so sick

of all the dumb rumors that have been printed
for over two decades. You know why? These
Republican “Band of Brothers”. Have amassed so
many Lackeys in our States Capital that nobody
can dares rival them. If I were a betting man and I
am not. I would place my bet on them pulling it off
again. I can just see the Republican establishment
rejoicing.” Behold the prodigal’s son’s return” and
they will throw a big party and kiss their respective
rings in honor of their latest victory.

Have you ever noticed that these brothers almost
always get what they want?

It’s like they wave a magic wand and cast a spell on
all their cronies. Heck, how many legislators owe
them favors? Dozens at least: Rep. Erik Fressen,
Rep, Nunez, Lopez-Cantera, Senator Bogdanoff, and
the new crop like Rep. Artilles and many more. Whom
now idolize them and imitate their mafia style. They
love to exude “La Famiglia”. It is so disgusting to watch.

Mark my words the Diaz de La Portilla Brothers are
planning to take over every powerful post in The
State Capital

And all significant committee assignments in Florida
are going to be divided between them and their
groupies.

Democrats time to leave the state. These are not
just rumors. It was brought to my attention by some
Republican lobbyist. Amongst, the many stunts
they pulled, they deliberately left all the lobbyist
out of their very personal events during Big Brother
Miguel’s swearing in. It was supposed to be a
statement "those who opposed them would be
unwelcomed". Again, my fellow Democrats Florida
is already gone.

Jimmy Stanton


MD

GREAT ! It is wonderful they are the smartest and most devoted politicians. Alex is especiaaly devoted to his community.

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