Luther Campbell and Other Miami Mayoral Candidates Excluded From Spanish-Language Forum

Only four of the 11 mayoral candidates were invited to the forum.

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A Univision radio station in Miami held a Spanish-language forum on Wednesday to talk about the city's issues. But the majority of the candidates were not invited. The seven mayoral candidates who were not invited are not Hispanic.

Luther Campbell -- yes, Uncle Luke -- expressed his grievances in his weekly column at the Miami New Times. (Read his plan to boost the local economy here. Casinos, marijuana and fun included.) But the organizers of the event say that they invited the four candidates with the biggest pockets: Jose "Pepe" Cancio, Carlos Gimenez, Marcelo Llorente and Julio Robaina. After hearing about the event, Campbell showed up at the event and sat in the back with a few young supporters.

From the Miami Herald:

Campbell didn't say anything at the forum, but told reporters as he was leaving that his quibble was with FIU for sending out an e-mail inviting the university community to the event. A forum at a public university, he argued, should feature an English-language interpreter and include all the mayoral candidates.

Miami's mayoral election will take place on May 24. Do you think Uncle Luke has a chance?

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