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Hialeah's Robaina Endorses Gallagher



Calling Hialeah Florida's most conservative city and home to the largest Cuban community, Tom Gallagher's gubernatorial campaign was ecstastic Saturday to announced it had won the endorsement of city's mayor Julio Robaina.

Even better, they had Robaina, who campaigned with Gallagher at the grand opening of the campaign's Hialeah office, comparing Gallagher to Jeb Bush, who's always enjoyed strong support in the Cuban community.

"Tom Gallagher, like Jeb Bush, is our neighbor and he knows what we need and shares similar values with all of us," Robaina said.

Also giving Gallagher the nod was the National Latino Peace Officers, th reeother Hialeah councilmen (Carlos Hernandez, Jose Caragol and Jose "Pepe" Yedra) and four members of the Hialeah Gardens councilmen (Jorge Gutierrez, Uciano Garcia, Jorge Merida and Elmo Urra).

Which leads Buzz to wonder, any chance Robaina is on Gallagher's L.G. shortlist?

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:07pm]


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