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This Week in South Florida: Annette Taddeo and Chip LaMarca

Annette Taddeo and Chip LaMarca discuss shill candidates in Florida Senate races
Annette Taddeo and Chip LaMarca discuss shill candidates in Florida Senate races

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – By now, the evidence is overwhelming that at least three Florida Senate races on the ballot last month were tainted by candidates running as independents whose intention was not to win, but to manipulate the vote.

The investigation into who masterminded and funded the shill candidates now includes Frank Artiles, a former state Senator who resigned in disgrace and who is now asking to be appointed to the Miami-Dade Commission.

Two people in a position to stop political manipulation are current state lawmakers, and two of them joined This Week in South Florida.

Annette Taddeo is a Democratic state Senator representing Kendall and Southwest Miami-Dade. Chip LaMarca is a Republican representing Broward County’s coastal communities, from Hollywood to the north county line.

They joined TWISF hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg, and their discussion can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter.