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Dean Trantalis’ “Radical” Campaign Operative Ran For Socialist Party Presidential Nomination

Elijah Manley, a paid operative for Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Dean Trantalis’ mayoral campaign, wanted to run for President of the United States on the Socialist Party ticket. In 2015, published reports documented Manley’s trip to the Socialist Party convention in Wisconsin. Manley told the New Times, “He identifies as an independent but says if he had to label his political leanings, he’d call himself a Democratic socialist. He’s one of seven candidates slated to speak and debate at Socialist Party USA’s national convention in Milwaukee….”

REDBROWARD exposed Manley’s radical views on Israel, North Korea and local politicians. Official campaign financial reports show Dean Trantalis paid Elijah Manley for volunteer work. Why would the progressive Democrat Trantalis hire a radical socialist to knock on doors for him?

REDBROWARD revealed Elijah Manley is one of the players on Team Dale Holness. For reasons unknown, Dale Holness wants Dean Trantalis to be the next Mayor of Fort Lauderdale. In addition to working for Holness’ 2016 re-election campaign, Elijah Manley employs Dale Holness’ daughter Damara as his Broward School Board Member campaign manager. Dale Holness has endorsed Manley’s campaign.

Will Dean Trantalis endorse Manley? What does Dale Holness want from Dean Trantalis? Will Dale Holness be the real power behind Dean Trantalis?

Fort Lauderdale voters deserve answers before next Tuesday’s election.

Fort Lauderdale Candidates’ Final Debate

On Tuesday evening, the Council Of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations presented a “Meet The Candidates” forum at Fort Lauderdale City Hall. Sun-Sentinel reporter Brittany Wallman posed questions to candidates in the Mayoral, District 2, District 3 and District 4 races.

Click here and here to watch Fort Lauderdale Mayoral candidate debate (Bruce Roberts, Charlotte Rodstrom and Dean Trantalis).

Click here to watch Fort Lauderdale District 2 candidate debate (George Castrataro, Steve Glassman, Chad Maxey, Tim Smith, and Lester Zalewski).

Click here to watch Fort Lauderdale District 4 candidate debate (Walter Duke, Ben Sorensen and Warren Sturman).