Not one to shy away from throwing his support behind a political candidate, billionaire car dealer Norman Braman is backing a familiar name in the race for Miami-Dade County mayor.
Braman released a statement expressing his support for Raquel Regalado, who is running against the current mayor, Carlos Gimenez. Braman cited her work on the Miami-Dade County School Board, calling her “trustworthy and honest”.
The former owner of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, Braman has become involved in South Florida politics in recent years, helping lead the recall effort against former county mayor Carlos Alvarez in 2009 and financing legal battles against the Miami Marlins over construction of their new stadium.
Braman was one of the main backers of Marco Rubio’s campaign for President this year, having a previously relationship with Rubio that included employing his wife on several occasions.