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David Smiley - Miami Herald Political Reporter

Miami Herald Political Reporter

David Smiley is the Miami Herald's political reporter. He was born in Stuart, Florida, and joined the newspaper in 2007 after graduating from Florida International University. Before covering politics, he wrote about breaking news, crime, Miami-Dade public schools, and held the city hall beats in Miami Beach and the city of Miami.

  1. Gov. Ron DeSantis, a former Navy JAG prosecutor, has cultivated the persona of a political pugilist for years.
  2. Jan. 9, 2021• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, left, seen here in March 2020, with former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
  3. Jan. 8, 2021• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Far-right social media users for weeks openly hinted in widely shared posts that chaos would erupt at the U.S. Capitol while Congress convened to certify the election results.
  4. Florida senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, right, speak to each other before a November forum at URBE University in Doral on Nov. 12, 2019.
  5. Jan. 6, 2021• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Trump supporters arrive at a Capitol side entrance, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud.
  6. Gov. Ron DeSantis
  7. Dec. 30, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Sen. Marco Rubio with U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor.
  8. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
  9. Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, left, listens to Sidney Powell, both lawyers for President Donald Trump, during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington.
  10. Dec. 8, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    The Mar-a-Lago Resort where President-elect Donald Trump could reside full time after his presidency ends next month.
  11. Nov. 24, 2020• The Buzz on Florida Politics
    Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg walks by one of the iconic rooster statues along Calle Ocho as he campaigns in Little Havana along with former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz on March 3, 2020.
  12. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2016, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria.
  13. President Donald Trump speaks during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., early on November 4, 2020.
  14. President Donald Trump arrives at his campaign rally at Opa-Locka Executive Airport, late Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Opa-Locka, Fla. (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)
  15. Former President Barack Obama speaks at a rally while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday in Orlando.
  16. Jennifer Wright listens as former President Barack Obama speaks while campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Florida International University, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in North Miami, Fla.
  17. Former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Florida International University, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in North Miami, Fla.
  18. Former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Florida International University, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in North Miami, Fla.
  19. President Donald Trump talks with reporters after casting his ballot in the presidential election, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
  20. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden answer a question during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
  21. Former President Barack Obama arrives to speak at Citizens Bank Park as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia.
  22. Supporters of President Donald Trump wait in line before a campaign rally appearance by Vice President Mike Pence, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in The Villages, Fla.
  23. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 19 at 20 sites across Duval County, including the Supervisor of Elections Main Office on E. Monroe Street.
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