Miami commission candidate Keon Hardemon was getting lots of love from elected officials during a fire station naming ceremony in the city's Upper Eastside Saturday.
Though the runoff election for the city's District 5 seat isn't until Tuesday, Hardemon was getting congratulatory handshakes and some hugs from some of the Miami commissioners and department managers in attendance.
Notably absent from the event: The Rev. Richard P. Dunn II, a former District 5 commissioner who was the heavy favorite to fill term-limited Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones seat on Nov. 5, but who is now fighting for his political life after a series of campaign gaffes.
Dunn finished a disappointing second to Hardemon by 23 points on Nov. 5, barely making it to Tuesday's runoff. Since then the senior pastor at Faith Community Baptist Church has strung to together a series of notable endorsements.
But on Saturday, one of Dunn's supposed supporters said, not so fast.
Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, fresh from retaining his seat in a landslide, said he was surprised this week when he heard Dunn was trumpeting his support.
Regalado said he hasn't endorsed anyone and is staying neutral in the race.