The competition for a Miami Beach commission seat is turning into a bizarre new chapter for Miami Beach’s rough-and-tumble political history after one candidate, Mark Weithorn, aired his opponent Ricky Arriola’s Social Security number in a TV attack ad.
Publishing an opponent’s private information is nothing new to Beach elections — the same thing happened back in 2011 to former mayor Matti Herrera Bower. But this time things supposedly got extra bumpy when Arriola sued Weithorn over the violation of his privacy. The process server who delivered the notice of the suit told police Weithorn clipped him with his car. [Read More]