Last Wednesday, Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC) Chairman Robert Sutton met with White House officials to discuss how local Republicans can help further the agenda of President Donald Trump. The delegation included Sutton, his wife Teresa, BREC Vice Chair Celeste Ellich, SWBRO President Jay Narang and Republican Party of Florida Director of Party Development Brooke Renney. (This reporter also attended the meeting with The White House Office of Political Affairs). In addition to the meetings, the Broward delegation received tours of The White House, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, the Rayburn House Office Building, the Longworth House Office Building, and the U.S. Capitol Building.

With the assistance of Senator Marco Rubio, Congressman Brian Mast and Congressman Ron DeSantis, the Broward Republicans were able to watch the U.S. Senate debate the repeal of Obamacare from the Senate gallery. From the House of Representatives gallery, members of the Broward delegation witnessed Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Out Of Touch) declare her opposition to an important defense spending bill. But the real highlight of the trip came when First Lady Melania Trump greeted Chairman Sutton and the other Broward Republicans. You can view highlights of trip by clicking here.

Published by Tom Lauder

Covering South Florida Politics Since 2010...As Seen On: POLITICO, The Huffington Post, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, WPLG LOCAL 10 (ABC MIAMI), The New Times

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    1. Thanks for asking, Ben. I purchased my own round-trip airfare on JetBlue. Luckily I got a pretty good deal. I booked 2 nights at the brand-new Hotel Indigo in Alexandria, Virginia. Great venue on the Potomac River in Old Town. I saved money on transportation by using credits on Lyft rides. One driver was a US Army Vet from Tashkent. He fought in Afghanistan. Only been in the USA for 5 months. Great guy. For travel to D.C., I purchased a one-day Metro pass. It was about $15 bucks. Quick and effficient. For meals, I bought Burger Fi one night. It was tasty. While in DC, I bought a Chicken Club sandwich at the House of Representatives Cafeteria. While it was only $5.50, it was underwhelming. They chicken was not good. The best meal was a take-out order from the Union Station Public House in Alexandria. The fried oysters were spectacular and only $10 bucks. My feet were killing me so I ate it in my hotel room. Also, over the 2 days, I purchased two Diet Cokes from the hotel vending machine. Just $1.75 each.

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