Miami Herald

Miami’s District 2 hopefuls attack the Sarnoff brand

On Monday, Comcast began running a commercial by District 2 candidate Ken Russell, in which the sports gear wholesaler goes after Sarnoff’s municipal pension and track record. The sleek 30-second advertisement — which Russell says is airing for two weeks on CNN, Comedy Central, and several other channels ...

Russell’s commercial began airing just days after some Miami voters received a glossy mailer by the Southeast Laborers’ District Council attacking the commissioner for siding with “big developers and contractors.” The ad notes that Sarnoff voted to support tax rebates for the Miami Worldcenter — as did the rest of the Miami Commission — and in one hearing voted against a responsible wage for workers on public contracts. The commissioner said at the time of the vote that there was no estimate for how much the change would cost the city.

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