Miami-Dade’s mayoral election is supposed to be a non-partisan contest between Miami-Dade Commissioners Esteban Bovo and Daniella Levine Cava and their respective messages for the residents of Florida’s largest county.
But since the beginning of the race, Commissioner Levine Cava made it all about political affiliations, attacking Republican Bovo for supporting President Donald Trump and for his close ties to Sen. Marco Rubio, and painting herself as being the most progressive Democratic candidate in the race.
Bovo surprised everyone by winning the August 18th primary race by garnering the Republican vote and garnering a significant number of Independents.
Cava, who has promoted her unwavering support for Hillary Clinton during the primary, split the vote with former Mayor Alex Penelas.
But now that the country is in full-swing presidential election mode, Cava has completely embraced the entire 2020 Progressive agenda, saying that she will all-but defund police.
During a campaign Zoom call, Cava stated:
“We are going to end knock-less warrants, to tamp down on foot-chasing, and various other activities that escalate violence and allow rogue officers to persecute our people. And so, all of these things together are part of my police reform program”
At a candidate’s forum in June, Cava didn’t say she wanted to defund police, but she did say she wanted allocate resources” to areas in the county that needed them the most.
“I am not about defunding the police. I am about looking at community needs and allocating resources to where they are most needed,” Cava said.
The “defund police” push across the nation has focused on reallocating police funds to help undeveloped and under-privileged communities.