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Socialist Workers Party candidate running for Miami mayor


A member of the Socialist Workers Party is running for mayor of Miami.

Cynthia Mason Jaquith, 70, filed papers Tuesday with the city clerk to open a campaign account. For her phone number and email, the long-time party activist left contacts for the party in Miami.

Anti-capitalist, the Socialist Workers Party supports far-left regimes in Cuba and Venezuela -- extremely controversial positions in a city hosting large exile communities. The front page of, a socialist newspaper, carries a statement from the party's mayoral candidate in Albany warning the U.S. government to keep its hands off Venezuela and the Nicolás Maduro regime.

Jaquith, who could not be reached for comment, has apparently been campaigning for some time. In April, The Militant referred to her as a candidate for Miami mayor.