DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Local politics have apparently prevented the 2014 Miss USA pageant from moving to the South Florida city of Doral.
Donald Trump — who owns both the pageant and the Trump Doral golf club — had been looking to move the pageant from Las Vegas to South Florida. But after Mayor Luigi Boria cast the lone dissenting vote on a measure to authorize City Manager Joe Carollo to work to bring the pageant next year, Trump decided against the new location.
Ed Russo, project consultant for the Trump Organization, told The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/oKgaFz ) that they want to avoid awkward complications.
Russo said: "It's going to return to Las Vegas because of the lack of support from the mayor."
An official announcement is expected after Saturday's Miss Universe pageant.
Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com