Let’s Hope Chris Mancini Saved His Receipt

Chris Mancini, staunch defender of Josephus Eggelletion, wins the “Mark Gendal Award” for worst campaign sign.

It’s too wordy. The website address is laughable. You have to walk up to it to read it.

Chris, this is the type of sign used when someone does NOT want the candidate to win! Maybe your campaign guru Judy Stern is back to sharing salami sandwiches with Mike Satz?

You should ask for a refund.

Mancini hopes to win the Democrat nomination for Broward State Attorney.
The highly ineffective Satz was first elected back in 1976 alongside Jimmy Carter!!!

The “winner” will face Republican Jim Lewis in November.

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Is Judy Stern Teaching Other Broward Insiders About The Meaning Of Loyalty?

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)

Loyalty? Really?

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” <jstern@sterncnslt.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.

Rise And Prove Them Wrong

They’re using the same old game plan. Glossy mailers touting endorsements fill your mailbox. Robocalls urge super voters to overlook corrupt deals and immunized testimony. Ads fill local papers catering to diverse communities as if the politician actually cares about that diverse community.

They are trying to fool us all over again.

They think you’re ignoring social media and blogs that reveal the dirty underbelly of Broward’s crony capitalism. They think you won’t notice their campaign coffers are filled with companies and lobbyists eager to do business with local government.

They think there is protection in the shadows.

They think you’re ignoring the open records available with a simple google search. They think you’ll never see the big campaign expenditures to Democrat campaign consultants. They think you’ll never find the corporations created to feed off the public trough.

They think you’ll miss their posts and tweets showing the alliances with other undesirable candidates. They think you’ll never figure out which PAC, CCE or ECO is protecting them.

They run on records as thin as the paper they are printed on. Years of waste and corruption papered over by worthless endorsements of friendly organizations out to protect the status quo.

They think you will chalk this up to “coincidence”. They hope you’ll doubt your own common sense. They hope you’ll blame it on “partisanship” or shoddy journalism.

Your instincts are right. Trust them.

There are no coincidences in Broward county.

A tea party conservative Republican pandering to the crowd in power is just as bad as a liberal Democrat that panders to the same crowd. Broward county has too many of these people. We do not need more.

Rise.

Prove them wrong.