It’s getting uglier and uglier between Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the politicians who thwarted his effort to renovate Sun Life Stadium in part with public money.
According to the Miami Herald, Ross is now recruiting candidates to run against politicians who opposed the attempt to upgrade the venue.
Ross formed a Political Action Committee dubbed Florida Jobs First. The group seeks candidates to challenge in the 2014 primary representatives Michael Bileca and Carlos Trujillo. A spokesman for Florida Jobs First told the Herald that the group is indeed looking for folks who’ll run against the duo.
“After hearing from many in the community who were upset by those who stood in the way of jobs for Miami-Dade, we have been talking to several potential candidates to challenge Trujillo and Bileca,” spokesman Eric Jotkoff said.
Retaliation apparently has come swiftly from House speaker Will Weatherford, who per the Herald announced that Trujillo will serve as chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Subcommittee. It means that, if the Dolphins try to push a renovation plan through the House in 2014, it won’t go far.
Ross wants to secure partial public funding for the renovations, which would get Sun Life Stadium back in the Super Bowl rotation. Without the upgrades, America’s premier sporting event likely won’t return to South Florida.