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Villalobos on Cardenas



Told of the comments made by Al Cardenas, former GOP chairman and lobbyist for Tew Cardenas, on Jim DeFede's radio show earlier Wednesday (see earlier Buzz entry below), state Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, wouldn't comment on how "gracious" he'd be if he returns to the Senate in November. He faces a Democratic challenger in the general election and said his focus is there.

But he also wanted to make a point: Cardenas no longer speaks for the Republican Party, Villalobos said. "He is a paid, hired lobbyist who makes millions off of clients' contributions to senators who vote not based on principles but based on profits. He is not the state GOP, he is a lobbyist," said Villalobos.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:44pm]


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