Search warrant: Former Florida state senator had paperwork for no-party candidate in second Miami state Senate race

MIAMI — Former Republican state Sen. Frank Artiles was in possession of campaign documents of two spoiler no-party candidates who ran in separate, competitive Miami-Dade state Senate races in 2020, according to a 38-page search warrant obtained Thursday by the Miami Herald. Artiles, 47, is facing multiple felony campaign finance related charges in connection with recruiting and paying an alleged spoiler candidate with the goal of swaying the outcome of Miami-Dade’s Senate District 37 race. One other Miami-Dade state Senate race also featured a spoiler candidate — Celso Alfonso — who ran in the…

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