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Barreiro to run for Senate

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February

Gus Barreiro, the former Miami Beach state Representative fired from DJJ after pornographic images were found on his work computer, has filed to run for Senate District 36. The porn images appear to be automatic downloads from whomever surfed on the adultfriendfinders.com swinger-like Web site under the login name "cubancigar107." Barreiro, who represented House District 107, said it wasn't him and that he was set up. More here on that.

He apparently filed to run Feb. 13, a day or so after DJJ released its records on Barreiro's alleged indiscretions.

Expect a bruiser of a Republican primary in 2010. Barreiro will face State Rep. Julio Robaina and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, who hasn't yet filed. He's the brother of incumbent Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla, who's (sort of?) leaving office due to term limits. Expect the senator to file for Robaina's House seat.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 8:28pm]

    

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