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  • Ad Slamming House Candidate is Full Of Lies

     

    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

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Broward County Democratic Party Chair Mitch Ceasar predicted today that his organization will endorse the medical marijuana amendment at tonight’s monthly meeting.

     

    Mitch Ceasar: Demo head backs medical pot

     

    “I’m definitely bringing it up,” Ceasar told Browardbeat.com.

    Asked if it will pass, Ceasar said, “Of course.”

    The Broward Party is the largest [...]

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

    Number of comments: 10

     

    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

    Number of comments: 7

     

    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

    Number of comments: 4

     

    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

    Number of comments: 8

     

    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

    Number of comments: 10

     

    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

    Number of comments: 10

     

    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

    Number of comments: 10

     

    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

    Number of comments: 10

     

    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

    Number of comments: 10

     

    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
  • Attack Ad Traced To DUI Judge’s Campaign

    Number of comments: 10

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal’s campaign has tried to hide her attack mail, but failed.

    In case you somehow were living in a cave and missed it, Rosenthal really shouldn’t be sending attack ads at all.

    She is the judge busted earlier this year for DIU and running into the Broward [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 06, 2014, 12:46pm in News, Politics
  • Demo Candidate Has Support Of GOP Groups

    Number of comments: 5

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    If you can judge a person by who he hangs around with, Florida House candidate Ben Sorensen has problems with fellow Democrats.

    Running in the Florida House District 100′s  Democratic primary to replace term limited state Rep. Joe Gibbons, Sorensen has been endorsed by three groups more familiar to [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 06, 2014, 7:18am in News, Politics
  • School Bonds Polling Hits Broward

    Number of comments: 2

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Broward voters were asked in a lengthy telephone poll on Monday if they back $800 million in new school bonds.

    A Miami survey firm was making the calls, but there was no indication of who footed the bill.

    The questions included roughly 10 negatives and 10 positives about the school [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 06, 2014, 4:09am in News, Politics
  • Former Broward GOP Chief Blasted As “Liberal”

    Number of comments: 3

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Being from Broward County is no political resume builder in any other part of Florida.

    Richard DeNapoli, the county’s former GOP chief, is quickly finding that out.

    DeNapoli, enbroiled in a primary fight for state House in Sarasota after leaving Broward, is being branded as having a “liberal Broward County record” [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 05, 2014, 2:38pm in News, Politics
  • Governor Appoints Two New Judges

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Gov. Rick Scott appointed on Monday two new Broward judges with connections to the State Attorney’s Office.

    Scott named to Broward County Court:

    *Kal Le Var Evans an assistant state attorney best known for successfully prosecuting Matthew Bent in 2012 for his part for attacking and burning a child.

    *Daniel Kanner, a [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 04, 2014, 10:33pm in News, Politics
  • Committee Formed To Sell School Bond Includes Lobbyists

    Number of comments: 10

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Citizens for Safe & Modern Schools.

    Doesn’t that just role off your tongue?

    According to a social media report, Citizens for Safe & Modern Schools is the new political action committee that will try to sell the public on $800 million in new school bonds.

    Can’t you already smell the stench [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at August 04, 2014, 7:41am in News, Politics
  • Judicial Candidate’s Campaign Coordinator is Disbarred Lawyer

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

    Imitation is said to be a form of flattery.

    Apparently imitation can also get you a job.

    Judicial candidate John Contini’s campaign coordinator is a disbarred attorney.  The campaign coordinator Lee Cohn got disbarred for impersonating….John Contini.

     

    John Contini

     

     

    Here is the story:

    While Cohn was already suspended from practicing law for 5 years, [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 31, 2014, 3:26pm in News, Politics
  • School Board Candidate Fined For Late Filing

    Number of comments: 8

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Better late than never for School Board candidate Hubert St. Clair.

    St. Clair finally disclosed this week how he paid his filing fee.  He filed the proper documentation – more than a month late.

    It seems St. Clair paid the $1,637.28 to run in School Board District 7 from his [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 31, 2014, 9:58am in News, Politics
  • Judicial Candidate Takes Off Gloves

    Number of comments: 10

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS 

     

    Frantz “Jahra” McLawrence has come out swinging.

    In a move unusual for judicial candidates, McLawrence worked over his opponent Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal in a flyer mailed to voters.

    Judicial races are traditionally more sedate. Candidates shy away from personal attacks on opponents because they fear retribution from the Florida [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 29, 2014, 6:57pm in News, Politics
  • Another Candidate Wastes $$$ On Shoddy Ad?

    Number of comments: 10

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Another judicial candidate is wasting a whole lot of money.

    The money is being squandered on a sleazy 16-page advertisement on cheap newsprint.

    Or the piece is a brilliant move, as the designer and printer  of the ad George Bograkos argues.

    The same ad has surfaced in past judicial races.

    The candidate [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 29, 2014, 12:25pm in News, Politics
  • Rick Scott’s Broward Goal: 37% of Vote

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

    Broward County is vital to Gov. Rick Scott, but not because he expects to win.

     

     

     

    Actually, he expects to be overwhelmingly beaten. But Scott will only get another four years in the governor’s mansion if he cuts into the Democratic nominee’s vote in Broward.

    Scott’s goal: Winning 37 percent [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 28, 2014, 3:10pm in News, Politics
  • Women’s Caucus Rejects School Board Females For Males

    Number of comments: 10

     

    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    Don’t call The National Women’s Political Caucus-Florida the Good Ol’ Gal club anymore.

    The group is out with its endorsements and in two key races, it rejected female incumbents for males.

    For instance, the caucus picked the guy against two female incumbent School Board members:

     

    Nick Sakhnovsky over Heather Brinkworth in [...]
    From BrowardBeat.com at July 25, 2014, 9:55am in News, Politics
  • Challenger Crushing School Board Member In $$

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    BY BUDDY NEVINS

     

     

     

    If contributions are any guide, School Board member Ann Murray has been dumped by the political establishment.

    Murray has $22,668 in contributions for her re-election to a third term. But about one-third of the money — $7,200 – is her own.

    Observers say that Murray’s widely reported use of the [...]

    From BrowardBeat.com at July 24, 2014, 4:20pm in News, Politics
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