Letters. We get Letters. Judy Stern, uber-lobbyist and salami sandwich doyenne, apparently sent an email to Broward insiders touting “loyalty” to her Broward county commission candidate Tim Ryan. Stern wrote “[Tim Ryan] is looking for contributions to wrap up the end of this opportunity, and as an experienced former legislator, he understands the loyalty of those who step to the plate in the beginning versus those who may wait until after election day in August for his November election cycle.” (emphasis mine)
Isn’t this the same Judy Stern that dumped long-time friend Charlotte Rodstrom by backing Evan Jenne? Stern was a late-comer to the Ryan campaign joining after Jenne dropped out of the race.
A trusted source says at least one Broward county lobbyist received the email.
Perhaps Mr. Ryan should tell us which lobbyists received the email.
Better yet, Mr. Ryan needs to explain the “loyalty” you get by “stepping up to the plate” in August instead of November.
Also, is Judy Stern sending similar “loyalty” letters on behalf of her other favored candidates?
Shouldn’t someone ask Ilene Liberman (D-Mango) and Julio Gonzalez?
Read the full email for yourself:
“From: “Judith Stern” <email@example.com>
Date: July XX, 2012
To: “XXX XXXXXX”
Subject: Tim Ryan
Tim is the only candidate who has been actually walking and talking with the constituents in the County Commission Race District 7. Most of you already know Tim as either the State Representative who served with Jack Seiler, or as legal counsel in either Dania Beach or Pembroke Park. As this is coming to a close, I certainly am comfortable in reaching out to each of you for campaign contribution for Tim Ryan, Candidate for County Commission. His opponents are Charlotte Rodstrom and Ken Keechl. Tim is certainly outworking each one of them and has been wisely campaigning through a well thought experienced campaign plan. He is looking for contributions to wrap up the end of this opportunity, and as an experienced former legislator, he understands the loyalty of those who step to the plate in the beginning versus those who may wait until after election day in August for his November election cycle. If anyone wants to meet with Tim, this is the week to do so, and Donna, my secretary can schedule the meeting.“