Since early voting started last Saturday, Laurie Rich Levinson and her Broward Teachers Union (BTU) supporters have desperately tried to make the School Board District 6 race into a partisan contest. Levinson and the BTU begged voters to cast ballots based on partisan issues like guns and union support. Her opponent, Richard Mendelson and his supporters have constantly told voters that school safety and protecting our children is not a partisan issue. Last night, Mendelson released a campaign video driving home the point.
A majority of early voters seem to buy Mendelson’s non-partisan pro-safety argument. For this reason, the Levinson campaign has grown increasingly desperate. Levinson’s husband Neil Levinson screamed in the face of Coach Aaron Feis’ sister while a BTU leader laughed when Feis’ family discussed his ultimate sacrifice protecting students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Even though the Levinson camp has been aggressive, they have repeatedly call local police to the voting sites in Weston and Davie.
Levinson and her team have been rattled by Mendelson supporters who lost family on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School telling voters to support Mendelson.
The Levinson campaign is so desperate for support, Laurie Rich Levinson sent a 2am email begging for help. The email was shared with a who’s who of Democrats, including office holders and party leaders.
The email was even shared with Laurie Rich Levinson’s mother, Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich.
Here’s the email:
Sent: 8/24/2018 1:51:47 AM Eastern Standard Time
Subject: Election Day Volunteering for Laurie Rich Levinson Campaign
Election Day is Tuesday, August 28th! The voting hours are 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM.
To continue fighting to enhance our children’s education, I need volunteers to help me at the polls on Election Day!
My opponent is bringing people in from outside the district to attack my record and misinform voters.
I need your help to fight back and ensure that voters know what I have achieved for our students on the School Board.
Election Day polling locations in my district are in Weston, Davie, Cooper City, Plantation, and Sunrise.
I remain committed to making Broward’s public schools among the best anywhere. And with your support and volunteer hours, I’ll continue to do just that!
Thank you for all your help,