WAKING UP TO THE OTHER HALF
OF SOUTH FLORIDA’S POLITICAL CONVERSATION

TRENDING TOPIC FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 29TH: The three remaining GOP hopefuls participated in a televised town hall meeting last night prior to to the Wisconsin primary on April 5th. We leave you with some highlights from the town hall.


TRENDING #TUITS – #GOPTOWNHALL

Newsweek @Newsweek Mar 29
Best Moments from the Republican Town Hall in Wisconsin ‪http://www.newsweek.com/cnn-town-hall-441968 … ‪#GOPTownHall

Kasie Hunt ‏‪@kasie Mar 29
Donald Trump: “He started it.”
Anderson Cooper: “Sir, with all due respect, that’s the argument of a 5-year-old.”
#2016
CNN @CNN Mar 29
All 3 GOP candidates backed away from their pledge to support GOP nominee in ‪#GOPTownHall ‪http://cnn.it/1ZJPx9F 

David Axelrod @davidaxelrod Mar 29  
Objectively, ‪@tedcruz turned in a sharp, focused performance for Republican base. ‪#GOPTownHall

SalenaZito @SalenaZitoTrib Mar 29
.‪@JohnKasich gives solid boiled down answers ‪#GOPTownHall


CONGRESSMAN DIAZ-BALART ON THE ISSUES: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart talked about congressional matters on “Pedaleando con Bernie” with Bernadette Pardo on Radio Mambi 710AM.

Pardo asked the congressman about Monday’s shooting in Capitol Hill. Diaz-Balart stated, “I was worried not only for the parents and the children, but also for the police officers. They risk their lives every day. They are the first ones to respond, they don’t run away from the danger they run to it.” Diaz-Balart said the police “responded quickly and efficiently to the danger, especially after the attacks we have seen recently across the world.” When asked about President Obama‘s visit to Cuba and Fidel Castro’s letter to the president, he responded, “it was interesting to read. I spoke with my brother Lincoln, and we both anticipated that this letter would come. It seems that what the Castro regime wants are more concessions from Obama. I think that the world knows now that the more they pressure him the more he concedes. The Cuban government wants Guantanamo Bay. They keep pressuring, and no matter how many concessions we have given them, they are still pushing for that.” Diaz-Balart concluded reiterating that President Obama has given many concessions to the Castro regime without seeing any positive changes in Cuba.


TRENDING #TUITS – TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN MANAGER ARRESTED

The Associated Press ‏@AP  March 29
BREAKING: Florida police charge Trump campaign manager with misdemeanor battery in incident with reporter.

Marc Caputo ‏@MarcACaputo  March 29
Why @CLewandowski_ was charged: FL law says you can’t “intentionally” strike or touch another against his/her will

Alex Leary ‏@learyreports  March 29
.@realDonaldTrump‘s spokeswoman says campaign manager ‘absolutely innocent’ in Florida incident: http://bit.ly/1MQc1OB 

Gary Fineout ‏@fineout  March 29
.@PamBondi – who endorsed @realDonaldTrump – refused to comment on the arrest of Trump’s campaign manager

Gary Fineout ‏@fineout  March 29
.@FLGovScott – who also backs @realDonaldTrump – said he couldn’t comment on arrest of Trump campaign manager bc he didn’t have info on it

Patricia Mazzei ‏@PatriciaMazzei  March 29
Meet the Miami lawyer defending @realDonaldTrump‘s campaign manager http://hrld.us/21RD9DK 


CITY OF MIAMI UPDATE: Bernadette Pardo also had City of Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo on “Pedaleando con Bernie” on Radio Mami 710AM.

Commissioner Carollo focused initially on the passage of the Riverside Wharf project for the redevelopment of the Miami River. “We have a lot of development happening in Miami right now. This project was approved by approximately 72 percent of Miami voters. It is a project that will give new life to the Miami river.” When asked about other projects in the city, Carollo said, “we are seeing that Miami is a hot area for people to come and invest. We see investments in developments across the city, specially of hotels and apartment buildings. This will bring in more money for the City of Miami.” Carollo continued, “in some areas, like the community development areas, we are going to reinvest the funds back into the communities.” Pardo mentioned that there was a change in director for the OMNI Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), and Carollo explained that they had made the change because they needed to refocus the CRA. Carollo highlighted the importance of having more affordable housing. “We have taken it in a new direction, where we are helping people get affordable housing and that is why the change was made for that CRA.”  Carollo also discussed a new housing project by the river in Little Havana that requires an investment of $14 million dollars. “The City of Miami already received the first million, and now we are trying to partner with other developers to get this project going.”