After a couple weeks of hemming and hawing, it’s official: Luther Campbell is running for mayor Miami-Dade County. Current mayor Carlos Alvarez is facing a recall election on March 15, and Campbell feels like he can take him in the election. You can watch the interview with him above, where he talks about the reasons for running for mayor.
When asked why he’s running, Campbell told the weekly publication that he’s “mad frustrated… I get in my car, ride around Liberty City, and everything looks the same as when I was in the neighborhood growing up. I see the same crimes in the same areas. Officers and residents are still getting killed in the community I grew up in. I go to a city like Atlanta that has sensible affordable housing, and no one is being murdered. I go to Miami International Airport and see the same construction that has been going on for like a hundred years. All of that frustrates the hell out of me. Why aren’t we getting it right in Miami-Dade? Why is our government only serving one set of people? That’s what is pushing me to run.”
That actually seems pretty sensible from the guy behind “Me So Horny.” He also talks about trying to get more taxes from strippers, and says he isn’t worried about his past at all. Read his platform here.