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  • Isn’t The Election Over? Judge Feren Criticized In Ad Towed By Plane

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Here I thought the election was over.

    The picture below was taken between 4 and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the day after the primary, from a window in the Main Courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

    A plane is towing a sign that reads: “It’s 4 O’Clock. Where is Judge Steve [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 27, 2014, 4:47pm in News, Politics
  • School Board Members’ Win Is No Victory for Runcie or Bonds

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    I’ve heard from sources inside the school system’s glass-and-marble skyscraper HQ that Superintendent Robert Runcie is gloating about the primary.

    He reported says that:

    Tuesday’s re-election of the School Board incumbents prove that the public likes the direction Runcie is taking the school system.  Voters like the job he is doing.

    Wrong. [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 27, 2014, 3:11pm in News, Politics
  • Broward’s Turnout Second Worst In State

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Broward County had second worse turnouts in the state in Tuesday’s primary.

    That doesn’t mean that the turnout won’t be bigger in November, when Democratic Charlie Crist needs a huge Broward vote to win the governor’s race.

    It does mean Crist will have to work hard to get Broward voters [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 27, 2014, 10:59am in News, Politics
  • Primary Races Political Consultants Won’t Put On Their Resumes

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Here is another lesson to remember for anyone considering running for office:

    Broward’s political consultant establishment, that handful of “experts” who get thousands of dollars to win races, took it on the chin in the primary.

    Here are the consultants who won’t be bragging about Tuesday’s primary and why:

     

    Judy Stern. This consultant [...]
    From BrowardBeat.com at August 26, 2014, 11:00pm in News, Politics
  • Big Primary Loser: Commissioner Dale Holness

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    One big primary election loser wasn’t even on the ballot – County Commissioner Dale Holness.

    Another was Property Appraiser Lori Parrish. 

    First, Holness.

    Holness wanted to be the new king of Broward County politics in the mold of former County Commissioner Scott Cowan.  

    Cowan controlled a sizable piece of the county’s political [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 26, 2014, 10:09pm in News, Politics
  • Can Poll Be Believed: Kristin Jacobs Winning By 5 to 1?

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs is crushing former state Rep. Steve Perman in their state House Democratic primary race 5-to-1 in a recent poll.

    The poll was done by automated telephone. It found Jacobs winning 52.6 to 11.4 percent. There were 36.1 percent undecided.

    In the most amazing part of [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 24, 2014, 3:32pm in News, Politics
  • School Board: Abby Freedman On The Ropes? Runcie’s Future Hinges On Election

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    The Northwest Broward County School Board race clouds my crystal ball.

    Incumbent Abby Freedman should be the favorite. She’s got money. She’s got a high-powered friend in Sheriff Scott Israel. She’s good looking and she’s the incumbent.

    Abby Freedman and Scott Israel

     

    But that incumbency is working against her and [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 23, 2014, 3:56pm in News, Politics
  • Judge Steve Feren’s Ad: Does It Violate Code of Judicial Conduct?

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Circuit Judge Steve Feren may have stepped over the line governing judicial candidates when he mailed a slash-and-burn attack filled with misrepresentations about his opponent.

    A complaint to the Judicial Qualifications Commission about Feren’s mailed ad was filed late Friday by blogger and activist Timothy “Chaz” Stevens. The JQC is [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 22, 2014, 11:49am in News, Politics
  • School Administrators Overspent $3 Million Without Approval

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Broward School Board members, sensitive to charges that they are not spending wisely as a $800 million bond referendum approaches, cracked down this week on administrators who overspent a maintenance contract by more than $3 million.

    The School Board turned down administrators’ request to approve the $3 million overspending [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 22, 2014, 9:24am in News, Politics
  • This Fla House Candidate’s Ad Stinks!!!

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Steve Perman’s latest ad mailed to voters in State House District 96 stinks.

    That’s the point!

    Voters can stratch-and-sniff on a portion of the ad and experience the smell of  Wheelabrator Technologies’ huge landfill, which lies along Florida’s Turnpike in North Broward.

    The landfill, nicknamed Mt. Trashmore, periodically plagues the east [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 21, 2014, 11:31am in News, Politics
  • Weston Accused of Mismanagement After Huge Overbilling Scheme Uncovered

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    After discovering that Weston had overpaid as much as $260,000 in one year for tree trimming, the Broward Inspector General accused the city of “gross mismanagement.”

    The IG in a preliminary report also accuses long-time City Manager John Flint of a cover-up, hiding the suspected fraud from the city auditor.

    The [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 20, 2014, 6:28pm in News, Politics
  • Mayor Jack Seiler’s Vote Agt Same Sex Marriage Still Haunts Him

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler’s vote against a ceremonial resolution supporting same sex marriage has come back to haunt him.

    Check this out in front of City Hall:

     

    Seiler voted “no” in June on a resolution supporting same sex marriage. His vote, in one of the most LGBT [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 20, 2014, 2:41pm in News, Politics
  • Activist: Force Elections Chief Snipes To Retire

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Criticism of Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes is increasing, with at least one leading Democratic activist calling for her forced retirement.

     

    Brenda Snipes

    Andrew Markoff wrote this on the website called BlueBroward.org: “Dr. Brenda Snipes is now in her early 70′s, and she may be retiring pretty soon. If not, she [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 20, 2014, 2:05pm in News, Politics
  • Ad Slamming House Candidate is Full Of Lies

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    The trashiest flyer of this cycle — aimed at State House District 100 candidate Joe Geller – is also the one with the biggest obvious lies.

    Paid for by a Pensacola-based committee, the piece states: “Geller’s Big Time Donors Have Done Hard Time.”

    Then it goes on to mention former [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 19, 2014, 4:14pm in News, Politics
  • Broward Demos To Endorse Medical Marijuana

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Broward County Democratic Party endorsed the medical marijuana amendment unanimously on Tuesday, surprising even the pro-pot Chair Mitch Ceasar.

    “I knew it would pass, but I thought we would have one or two dissenters,” Ceasar said. “It was unanimous in the management committee and then unanimous in the full [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 19, 2014, 3:05pm in News, Politics
  • Early Voting Dirty Tricks Hit Black Community

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Once again, someone is violating the election laws by passing out palm cards without the required disclosure.

    This was going this weekend in the African-American community outside at least one early voting polling location.

    This card may violate the rules governing judicial candidates which forbids them from partisan campaigning.  The [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 18, 2014, 4:55pm in News, Politics
  • Early Voting Pix: No. 3

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    This is the third group of pictures early voting submitted by Browardbeat.com readers:

     

    (From the top: School Board member Heather Brinkworth’s son Daniel, 7, campaigns for his mother;  Broward Democratic State Committeeman Ken Evans handing out literature for Circuit Judge Steve Feren; Judicial candidate Jonathan Kasen, wife Sharon and their son [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 18, 2014, 7:58am in News, Politics
  • Early Voting Pix From Readers: No. 2

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Here are more pix taken by Browardbeat.com readers of early voting:

     

     (From the top: Judicial candidate Claudia Robinson and her daughter outside a polling place; a plane towing a banner advertising judicial candidate John Contini flies over Broward; Campaign volunteer Caroline Penland campaigning for Circuit Judge Steve Feren at the Emma [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 17, 2014, 11:35am in News, Politics
  • Pix From Browardbeat Readers: Early Voting

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    The temperature is in the 90s and the turnout  is light, but that didn’t stop candidates and their supporters from flocking to every early voting site in Broward County.

    Here are some pictures :

     

    (From top to bottom: Judicial candidate John Contini, voting on Saturday in Coral Ridge Mall; Northwest [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 16, 2014, 3:44pm in News, Politics
  • School Bonds’ Fuzzy Math Doesn’t Add Up: Administrators Admit Millions of Dollars In Mistakes!

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    The School Board meeting this week brought back memories.

    Memories of the fuzzy math from the fuzzy minds of school administrators.

    Memories of the past broken promises.

    Discussing the $800 million in proposed bonds, Superintendent Robert Runcie’s top staff made a jaw dropping admission: They have little idea what the planned [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 15, 2014, 7:28am in News, Politics
  • Huge, Upscale Charter Planned For Parkland

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Parkland parents won’t have to wait for school improvements promised if an $800 million bond referendum passes.

     

    Michael Udine

    A leading charter school company has an option on 10 acres in Parkland to build a huge upscale facility for up to 2,000 students, according to Parkland Mayor Michael Udine.

    “It’s [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 14, 2014, 10:00am in News, Politics
  • Bogdanoff Wins Second Public Safety Endorsement In A Week

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    Ellyn Bogdanoff has snared her second major public safety endorsement in a week in her quest to win back her state Senate seat.

     

    Ellyn Bogdanoff

     

    The Professional Firefighters/Paramedics of Broward County endorsed her Wednesday, following last week’s endorsement by the Professional Firefighters/Paramedics of Palm Beach County.

    The Broward group represents [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 13, 2014, 11:04am in News, Politics
  • Union Going Door-to-Door For Joe Gibbons

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Some airport workers, who are getting woefully substandard wages through a loophole in the law, hope that state Rep. Joe Gibbons will be elected to the county commission and help them.

     

    Joe Gibbons

     

    The Service Employees International Union 32BJ are trying to help airport workers by  campaigning door-to-door for [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 13, 2014, 10:43am in News, Politics
  • School Bond Money To Bypass Most Needy Schools

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Some east Broward high school students wade through foot deep puddles to get to class. Others learn in classrooms with falling ceiling tiles and exposed electrical wires.  Toilets don’t function.  Cafeterias are decaying.

    But in west Broward, the biggest problem is overcrowding.  High school students have classes in portables.

    So [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 11, 2014, 5:08pm in News, Politics
  • Broward Consultants Get Hands Dirty in Dade

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Wouldn’t you think that Broward School Board member Abby Freedman’s political consultant along with DUI Judge Lynn Rosenthal’s consultant had enough to do in this election without messing in Miami-Dade County?

    Apparently consultant Amy Rose (Freedman and Broward County Commission candidate Mark Bogen) and Alain Jean (Rosenthal and judicial [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 11, 2014, 9:18am in News, Politics
  • Muslim PAC Endorses Broward Candidates

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    A Muslim civil rights PAC has embraced a slew of candidates in Broward County, where their endorsement could be the kiss of death in among some Democratic primary Jewish voters.

    Getting a nod from Emerge USA PAC include Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, Circuit Judge Steve Feren; School Board [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 10, 2014, 3:19pm in News, Politics
  • Commissioners Asked To Support Gay Marriage

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    You don’t have to be psychic  to predict which way Broward County Commissioners will vote on gay marriage next Tuesday.

     

    Marty Kiar

     

    It will pass.

    Commissioner Marty Kiar has proposed a resolution to support marriage equality.

    The Commission has been among the most gay-friendly governments in the state for at least [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 09, 2014, 11:57am in News, Politics
  • Elections Official Forgets Candidate’s Name

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

     

    County Commission candidate Alexandra Davis likes to live large at taxpayers’ expense.

     

    Alexandra Davis

     

    Davis has taken two summer junkets to Jamaica since taking office as a Miramar Commissioner in 2010. The cost to taxpayers — $1,320 in 2011 and $1,407 in 2013.

    The trips were to attend conventions on [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 08, 2014, 11:50am in News, Politics
  • School Board Member’s Attack Is Not Fair

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    School Board member Abby Freedman lashed out this week, charging that her opponent Bob Mayersohn had used mail advertising to attack her children.

    Is the piece accurate? I believe its a stretch because Mayersohn’s mailer did not attack Freedman’s children.

    As you can see below, Mayersohn only pointed out what [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 07, 2014, 10:27am in News, Politics
  • 1st Big Political Figure Opposes School Bonds

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Pembroke Pines City Commissioner Angelo Castillo on Wednesday became the first high-profile political figure to oppose the $800 million school bonds.

     

    Elected first in 2004, Castillo said he opposed the bonds because they offer nothing to charter schools.

    If approved by voters in November, the bonds will pay for repairs, [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 06, 2014, 4:23pm in News, Politics
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