Emails Show Broward Commissioner Shared Opposition Research With Lobbyists

Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief shared opposition research on her opponent with Broward County lobbyists. REDBROWARD obtained emails sent from Sharief’s personal email account sharing research into the spending habits of Miramar City Commissioner Alexandra Davis. In 2014, Davis challenged Sharief for the District 8 seat. On August 11, 2014, Sharief sent an email to Samantha […]

Broward Commissioner Tied To Mystery PAC Controlled By Lobbyists

Records for a mysterious South Florida political committee show close ties between Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief and several high-powered Democrat lobbyists. Active for less than a year, the “Friends For A Better Broward, Inc.” committee spent more than $36,000 during the 2014/2015 election cycle. Most of the committee’s money went to those who worked on […]

State Sen. Chris Smith Tied To Shadowy Miramar Political Committee

Official State and local records show the political committee of State Senator Christopher L. Smith (D-Fort Lauderdale) contributed money to a shadowy political committee in Broward. Last week, REDBROWARD exposed the role the secretive “Alliance for Better Governance (ABG)” political committtee played in the March 2015 Miramar city commission elections. The committee spent tens of thousands […]