Broward Democratic Party Chair Mitch Ceasar’s Weekly Column

After 10 months, Gov. Rick Scott has picked a Lieutenant Governor in Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez- Cantera. Many believe the choice was an election year calculation. I believe that is true, but there is a special reason. The governor made an assumption that the Hispanic community is simplistic and will “fall in love” because of a temporary appointment. This would disregard Scott’s horrible record toward Hispanics, including cutting educational dollars, fake voter purges and no meaningful Republican immigration reform. The other reasons for the choice of Lopez-Cantera were total loyalty and finally finding someone to say yes.