Just hours after touting her endorsement by Broward Comissioner Stacy Ritter (D-Booby Trap), Broward School Board candidate Abby Freedman (D-Money Pit) had the sheer audacity to troll for votes at the Broward Republican Executive Committee meeting in Fort Lauderdale. Freedman failed to mention Ritter’s endorsement to the Republicans.
Freedman didn’t mention her close ties to Broward Sheriff Democrat candidate Scott J. Israel (D-RRA). Freedman and Israel share the same campaign manger, Barbara Miller, Jr. Israel is waging a nasty smear campaign against the popular Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti. Freedman and Israel were singing each other’s praises at a recent King’s Point event.
Freedman and Israel are parts of the sinking flagship known as Team Stacy Ritter. In a desperate move to hold onto power, Team Ritter is rumored to be using the other candidates to bolster her fading chances at re-election.
The gang better hope Harrison and Norma are gathering those absentee ballots at record speeds.
The latest news makes it painfully obvious that a vote for Abby Freedman is really a vote for Scott Israel and Stacy Ritter.
No right-minded Republican would support someone who helps smear Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, right?
During any political season, campaigns crave free media coverage. Name recognition and public awareness are key to winning local elections. Some Democrat insiders are scratching their heads over the latest “Coffee With Stacy” video featuring Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter (D-Booby Trap) and Sheriff Al Lamberti. Sheriff Al is running against Scott Israel (D-Sorry Louis).
Stacy’s cozy “special occasion” chat with Lamberti was recorded before a big crowd at the Tamarac Diner. Ritter introduced him several times as “THE Sheriff” and “THE One and only Sheriff”. Ritter even moderated a Q&A with the audience and Lamberti.
Here is her description of the video on YouTube:
“Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter hosts a Coffee with Stacy at the Tamarac Cafe & Diner with Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti. Al explains a lot of the background information about the BSO, what they handle, their budget and his background.”
Republicans applauded Lamberti’s appearance with the controversial Ritter. “Ritter’s supporters see Al with Stacy and assume she is backing him,” said one Republican operative. “Kudos to Al. He reaches out to all voters.”
Ritter is drawing some negative feedback on Facebook over this video. She is trotting out the old “public service” excuse.
For once we agree with the dancing commissioner. Al Lamberti is Broward’s best choice for sheriff.
Sorry Scott and Amy. Better take some sponges over to King’s Point a.s.a.p.