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Miami commissioner no longer running for mayor keeps wishing voters a happy birthday


If you live in Miami and your birthday falls between now and New Year's, expect a birthday card -- from Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez and his family.

It seems Suarez's political group raised so much money during his abandoned attempt to become city mayor that the campaign decided to spread a little birthday cheer. 

"People are still having birthdays," he said. "It's a thoughtful thing. It's a good way of being in touch."

The back of the the card reminds voters that Suarez is a 35-year-old lawyer, the youngest person to chair the City Commission and the executive director of his electioneering communications organization, The Future is Now.

The front features a photograph of Suarez and his family, including his wife, three sisters, three brothers-in-law and parents. Dad happens to be County Commissioner Xavier Suarez.