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The State Rep Versus the Frog Puppet: Election Day Races You Should Know About

Election Day has arrived, and while the big battle remains Scott versus Crist and whether you want to vote for medical marijuana, there are also some pretty important local races going down you may want to be aware of.

While voting can be a time-consuming affair, no one should just vote for the things he knows and then take a wild guess with everything else (we know you do that... don't deny it!).

But we're here to help. Here are a few local elections you should know about, along with some info on each race to help you make a decision. We also put in a sample ballot for you to peruse, because we're cool like that. So take a gander and get informed before you head to the polls today.

See also: Charlie Crist Edges Out Rick Scott in Final Quinnipiac Poll


The State Rep Versus the Ventriloquist/Sex Shop Employee

District 105, which includes parts of Miramar, the southern part of Collier County, and the northeastern part of Miami-Dade County, features a race between state Rep. Carlos Trujillo (R) and Carlos A. Pereira, a Venezuelan man who has a ventriloquist act with a frog puppet named Gochirila. Oh, and he once worked at Hollywood Spice.

The district is largely Hispanic, with an overall population of 157,000.

Trujillo, the incumbent, has been in politics since 2010 and has held the District 105 office since first being elected in 2012.

No word if Pereira will have Gochirila vote for bills and measures in his place, should he (they?) be elected.

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