Nation: Elliott for Mayor Too

Elliott Roosevelt, 54, wants to be mayor too, but of Miami Beach.

He announced his candidacy last week while posing in front of a portrait of his famed father, and he is engagingly frank about the political appeal of his family name. "Let's not kid ourselves," he says. "It's very important." Presently a management and investment consultant, Roosevelt has lived in Miami Beach for only two years, and does not even pretend to know anything about municipal problems. Says he of his contest against Incumbent Mayor Melvin Richard: "It's a popularity contest, in a sense. The issues aren't as important as the...

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