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The Miami roots of Carlos Beruff, Florida’s latest Republican U.S. Senate candidate



From Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald:

The latest Republican to hop into Florida's competitive U.S. Senate race made millions as a home builder in Sarasota, where has lived for more than three decades.

So why is Carlos Beruff starting his campaign Monday morning in Miami?

Because this is the city where he was born and spent his childhood.

"It's where I started as an American," he said. "So I felt that was an appropriate place."

In an interview leading up to his announcement, 9 a.m. Monday at a Vicky Bakery on West Flagler Street, Beruff wouldn't go into much detail about his platform. He wouldn't say if he'll follow in the footsteps of his ally, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, and self-fund his campaign.

"I haven't gotten any checks yet, so I guess I'm self-funding at this point," he quipped. (He then sounded like someone who will soon be saying yes to checks: "I plan on doing what needs to be done.")

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[Last modified: Monday, February 29, 2016 2:07pm]


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