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Libertarian Opens Campaign For U. S. Senate

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 29, 2015 –  Veteran political consultant Roger Stone’s Libertarian campaign for U. S. Senate is slowly getting underway. Stone opened an exploratory committee (below) in Hallandale Beach earlier this month. Stone was a well-known Republican operative and political trickster since the Watergate era. He also had a key role in the 2012 campaign of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. In recent years, Stone decided the GOP was on the wrong path and became a […]

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Shaq’s $2,500 Fund Raiser For Broward’s Sheriff

Shaq’s $2,500 Fund Raiser For Broward’s Sheriff

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 28, 2015 – Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has some high profile friends. Late last year, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler co-hosted a re-election fund raiser for Israel. The connection was Richie Supra, the former Aerosmith guitarist who now lives in Plantation and who performed at Israel’s swearing in ceremony. Aerosmith fans paid $1,000-a-head to mix with Tyler, Supra….and Israel. Now another friend of the sheriff’s, retired basketball star Shaquelle O’Neal, is headlining a $2,500-per-person fundraiser […]

Tilted Kilt Invitation

Candidate Cancels Fundraiser At “Breastaurant”

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 15, 2015 – This can be chalked up to the “What Was She Thinking” category. Judicial candidate Lea Krauss has cancelled plans to hold her campaign kickoff at a Fort Lauderdale “breastaurant” that features scantly clad, flirty waitresses. The invitation for the kickoff disappeared from Krauss’ Facebook page shortly after Browardbeat.com e-mailed her with a question about the fundraiser. The event at the Tilted Kilt was replaced with one at a Fort Lauderdale […]

Chief Donald DiPetrillo

School Board Accused Of Ignoring Fire Safety

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 12, 2015 – When the Broward County School Board wanted voters to approve $800 million in new bonds, they said, “Protecting Children’s safety should be a top priority.” Those exact words were on campaign literature and on their lips…repeatedly… as they promised some of the bond money would go towards improving safety in schools. Now it is six months since voters approved the bonds and School Board members clearly have changed their tune. […]

Sunrise Will Ban Campaign Contributions By Key City Hall Officials

Sunrise Will Ban Campaign Contributions By Key City Hall Officials

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 11, 2015 – Inspired by the ethics controversy sweeping the Broward Elections Office, Sunrise officials are ready to ban campaign contributions from three key officials to any Sunrise election. Mayor Mike Ryan suggested the new prohibition. The ban would forbid the City Clerk, City Attorney and Deputy City Attorney from donating to any Sunrise municipal candidate. The mayor publicly clashed with Elections Office attorney Burnadette Norris-Weeks after he suggested Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes […]

Dr. Brenda Snipes

Some Commissioners Fed Up With Broward Elections Chief

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 8, 2015 – It was Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes’ turn in the barrel last week. Snipes got grilled – her word for the 30-minute cross-examination was “bullied” – by Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen on Tuesday. Like a prosecutor questioning a murderer, Bogen started out something like this: “Would you agree the most important thing for any supervisor is to run efficient and impartial elections?” It went downhill from there for Snipes. […]

State House members targeted:  Katie Edwards (L) Kristin Jacobs (R)

State Reps. Targeted For Taking Big Sugar Money

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 4, 2015 – Legislators — including at least two from Broward — are being targeted in attack ads for not doing enough to fund restoration of the Everglades. Negative mail is aimed at Democratic State Reps. Katie Edwards of Plantation and Kristin Jacobs of Pompano Beach. It began hitting in their districts this week. The pieces slam the two legislators for not supporting Everglades restoration while accepting contributions from “Big Sugar.” Sugar growers […]

Unions Battle Over Broward Deputies

Unions Battle Over Broward Deputies

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 1, 2015 – A Sarasota-based arm of the AFL-CIO has its eyes on the Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies. Over 2,000 deputies and sergeants will vote later this summer on whether they want the International Union of Police Associations to represent them, or want to continue with the Broward County Police Benevolent Association. At stake: Millions of dollars in annual dues flowing to the labor organization. The union gathered signatures from more than 40 […]

Will Anything Change? Broward’s Future To Be Planned By Political Insiders

Will Anything Change? Broward’s Future To Be Planned By Political Insiders

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 30, 2015 – Broward’s future government will be planned by a newly-created board dominated by political insiders. On Tuesday, Broward County Commissioners are expected to name the usual suspects to the Charter Review Commission. This is the group that will recommend changes to Broward’s government for the next decade. Voters must approve any changes. Below is the list of folks they plan to name. Can we really expect any change from people who have […]

Broward  Democratic Chairman Mitch Ceasar (L) & Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein (R)

Enemies: Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and Demo Boss Mitch Ceasar (Video)

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 26, 2015 – You can’t even describe Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and Democratic boss Mitch Ceasar as frenemies. They are just plain enemies. Political enemies. This is a brewing inner-party squabble the Broward Democrats can do without. Liberal Democrat Finkelstein has picked a political fight with the durable leader of the state’s largest Democratic Party organization, Ceasar.  He did this by endorsing Ceasar’s opponent for the Broward Clerk of the Courts. Finkelstein not […]

Lea Krauss

Third Lawyer In Fight For Open Judicial Seat

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 21, 2015 – The Broward Courthouse’s worst kept secret has finally become public: Attorney Lea Krauss has opened her campaign for judge. A criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor, Krauss has been quietly making the rounds of political clubs, fundraisers and potential donors for several months. She became the third candidate for the Circuit Court seat now held by the retiring Judge Susan Lebow. The others who want Lebow’s seat are Maxine Streeter […]

Update: Broward’s Weird Candidate For Sheriff

Update: Broward’s Weird Candidate For Sheriff

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 20, 2015 – Edison Jules, the Ohio wannabe running for sheriff, apparently has so few ties to Broward, he can’t find local pictures to dress up his Facebook page — one more weird flaw in his strange campaign. Jules used a Facebook profile picture from somewhere, but not Broward. One person who saw it said it looked like Sydney, Australia. One political picture on Facebook shows him standing in front of a Democratic sign…an […]