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A look-back on politics in 2013 (Source: CBS4)

A Year in Politics: Indicted Mayors, Cocaine Congressman

By all accounts, 2013 should have been a quiet year in politics. In Washington, the President was riding high after an easy re-election. In Tallahassee, the Republicans remained in firm control of the state’s government. And locally, there were no major elections to embarrass South Florida.

CBS4–12/30/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Jeff Porter Elected Mayor Of Homestead

Jeffrey Porter declared victory in the Homestead mayoral race Tuesday night.

11/06/2013

MIAMI - Mugshot of Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman after his arrest on 8/28/13 (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Suspended Homestead Mayor Files For Re-Election

Suspended Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman isn’t putting his political career on hold despite his recent arrest on charges of unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior.

CBS Miami–08/30/2013

Supporters of Homestead's mayor with signs to protest his suspension  and arrest. August 29, 2013. Source: CBS4

Supporters Rally For Suspended Homestead Mayor

At a rally Thursday evening supporters of suspended Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman said they aren’t bothered by the Bateman’s arrest Wednesday.

CBS4–08/29/2013

MIAMI - Mugshot of Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman after his arrest on 8/28/13 (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman Bonds Out Of Jail After Corruption Arrest

For the third time in as many weeks, a local mayor has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

CBS Miami–08/28/2013

CBS4's Jim DeFede tracked down Homestead mayor to ask him about allegations used his position to financially benefit himself and his wife. (CBS4)

Homestead Mayor Privately Paid By Firm Seeking His Help

As the Mayor of Homestead, Steve Bateman has been relentless pushing county officials to approve permits for a new sewage pump station in South Dade. He spent hours at County Hall cajoling staff, he berated reluctant bureaucrats in emails, and he even pitched the project during a rare, hour-long February meeting with County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.

CBS4–07/01/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bateman Will Serve Second Term As Homestead Mayor

The City of Homestead has decided re-elect their mayor.

CBS4–11/01/2011