By: Frank Maradiaga for Miami SunPost
CANDIDATE ACCUSES HER OPPONENT’S CAMPAIGN MANAGERS OF HARASSMENT AND VERBAL ABUSE AT THE POLLS.
Campaigning can be a nasty ordeal as this cycle in Miami Beach has proven. So too can be sign holding.
As residents head back to the polls this weekend and on Tuesday to decide the winners of the runoff, one candidate spoke with the SunPost on how ugly it can get outside of a voting precinct.
Elsa Urquiza says she was verbally abused multiple times by Micky Steinberg’s campaign managers while they all stumped for votes in the first election. Urquiza and Steinberg are now locked in a head to head runoff.
“There were actually many incidents,” Urquiza said. “The people involved were the Micky Steinberg people, and the two of them claim to be their campaign managers.”
Urquiza identified Jeremy Kozyak and David Carcache Guzman as the central actors.
In one instance Urquiza says Guzman came up really close to denounce her integrity.
“He came up to me, touched me with his shoulder to my shoulder, and called me a ‘corrupt old woman’, and called me trash in Spanish,” she said.
“He said it was about time the residents got rid of corruption in Miami Beach, and that I was a corrupt old woman,” said the candidate. “Very very close, to an inch of my face.”
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