If he is analyzing his defeat, Judge Bloch should start by looking in the mirror.
First, based on his financial situation, he received a significant amount of criticism for asking lawyers for donations.
Second, he ran a poor campaign. Personally, we never received a phone call asking us to vote early which is where he lost the election coming out of the gate. There was- to our knowledge- no early get out the vote campaign, and no follow-through phone calls to supporters on election day to ensure they voted. We didn't see one poster, one television commercial-nothing other than one mailer. So on what did he spend his money? No idea.
Third, he got only negative publicity from the lawsuit to knock Del Rey from the ballot. Civil lawyers who were his supporters opined that the lawsuit was weak at best.
As to the citizens of Miami-Dade electing a candidate who resigned from the SAO as an intern because the work was too hard, and then lied about being a prosecutor....we have only one quote: "Oh the humanity"....see below. This is a disaster as a pick for judge. Someone who couldn't work past five now, someday, may be given the power to sentence someone to death? Really? This is the best and brightest of our legal community?
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