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Candidate in resign-to-run suit stays on ballot

Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn will remain on next week's ballot, a judge said Thursday after a political activist sued to try to end Flinn's bid for Miami-Dade County Commission.

At Thursday's emergency hearing, Circuit Judge Ronald Friedman reserved the right to rule in the case -- but not before Tuesday's primary election, leaving the two-term mayor on the ballot.

Attorney Stephen M. Cody filed a lawsuit Wednesday arguing that Flinn ran afoul of Florida's resign-to-run law, which bans elected leaders from holding two offices at the same time. Full story here.