Broward Judicial Candidate Tanner Demmery Said “You Could Always Buy Chicks If You Have Money.”

When asked by a college newspaper if he would rather have a lifetime supply of money or women, local drummer Tanner Demmery said, “Money, because you could always buy chicks if you have money.” University Press interviewed Demmery as part of a 2002 exposé on the Fort Lauderdale band “Shine Box.” Formed in October 2000, University Press said Demmery’s band played music by Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins.

Tanner Demmery was asked a series of “unusual questions” designed to illicit humorous responses.

“Peanut Butter-Smooth, Chunky, or Goober Grape? ‘Smooth all the way.’ Would you rather have a lifetime supply of chicks or money? ‘Money, because you could always buy chicks if you have money.’ Would you rather spend 24 hours shackled to Roseanne or Carrot Top? ‘Roseanne, don’t know why though.'”

For his last answer, Demmery gave a somewhat off-color response about his testicles. He was asked, “Would you give your left nut for a record contract? ‘Yeah, because my left one’s been kind of off lately anyways.‘”

Fast forward to 2018, Demmery is running for the Broward County Court Group 9 seat against local attorney Corey Amanda Cawthon and Leonore “I’m not a scammer” Greller.

In this era of the #MeToo movement where men are called upon to answer for their treatment and behavior towards women, one may think Tanner Demmery would address questions about his remarks.

Nope. Tanner Demmery did not respond to a request for comment.

Does Tanner Demmery still think he can “buy” women? Does he still prefer Roseanne to Carrot Top?

Voters deserve answers before putting Tanner Demmery anywhere near the Broward bench.

Broward Judicial Candidate’s Law Firm Hosted Trump Inauguration Party With Michael Cohen

In news likely to boost his standing among local Republicans, the law firm of Broward Judicial candidate Daniel Casey hosted several events tied to President Donald Trump. In his campaign stump speech, Casey tells voters he spent more than 30 years building K&L Gates into a global law firm. Most recently, Casey was the administrative partner and member of the firm’s executive board. He is running for the Broward County Circuit Court Group 43 seat against Karen Berger.

In January 2017, the K&L Gates Washington D.C. office hosted a $1,000 per person pre-inauguration party with the Amer-I-Can Foundation. President Trump even tweeted the invite for the party. The host committee included Amer-I- Can founder Jim Brown and Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault. One of the honored guests was Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime attorney.

Cohen’s handling of the Stormy Daniels scandal is currently under investigation by Federal officials.

In addition to the inauguration party, K&L Gates hosted numerous forums discussing topics affected by the new Trump administration.

One discussion panel focused on “The Trump Presidency: What Could You Expect in the First 100 Days?” The firm stated, “On the eve of the Presidential Inauguration, our Public Policy and Law group is pleased to partner with The Greater Washington Board of Trade (GWBOT) to host an interactive panel discussion. Presenters will offer their insights on the incoming Administration and 115th Congress, including issues relating to tax, trade and infrastructure.”

Other forums discussed healthcare law, drug prices and energy regulations.

While it is unclear if Daniel Casey attended any of these events, local Trump backers would love to know more about K&L Gates support of President Trump and his agenda. It would be a welcomed change from the usual talk of Democrat issues.

Black Elected Officials Accuse Broward School Chair Nora Rupert Of Using Parkland Tragedy To Attack Fellow School Board Members

Congressman Alcee Hastings and Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness claim Broward School Board Chair Nora Rupert is using the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy to attack her fellow School Board members. A May 17, 2018 letter to Rupert from the Broward Black Elected Officials, Inc., signed by Hastings and Holness, reiterated the group’s strong support for the controversial PROMISE program. The letter states, “[PROMISE] practically eliminated the school house to jail house pipeline that has caused predominantly Black students to be shackled with lifelong criminal records…because of minor behavioral infractions.

Hastings and Holness told Rupert the current “divisive political environment” was “sabotaging” efforts by local leaders to find new solutions to “issues that affect our students, parents and communities.”

Then, the group claims Rupert is behind the divisive atmosphere.

Hastings and Holness wrote, “We are especially concerned that there may be those in leadership, which allegedly includes you, who are using the pain of parents who lost children to gun violence as a tool to promote personal agendas and vendettas.”

The group called on Nora Rupert to “stop immediately, and you must cease any role you are playing in this unethical pursuit.”

On Friday, Dale Holness said the PROMISE program played no role in the MSD shooting. “His evil didn’t come from Promise,” Holness said. “To take that and punish all the children who are benefiting from Promise is not right.”

Hastings and Holness renewed their support of Superintendent Robert Runcie and Board Members Rosalind Osgood, Abby Freedman, Donna Korn, Laurie Rich Levinson and Ann Murray.

Nora Rupert told the Sun-Sentinel she was “a little taken aback by this letter. They didn’t have a ‘for instance.’ We’re all struggling here. I would never do anything to harm at-risk students.

Rupert is the only current Board Member to receive the backing of the Concerned Parents Of Broward County Group. Rupert is facing re-election in August. This group is supporting a slate of new candidates challenging Board Members Donna Korn, Laurie Rich Levinson, and Ann Murray. Abby Freedman announced she will not seek re-election.

Rupert’s claims to the Sun-Sentinel seem disingenuous at best. Earlier this month, BrowardBeat reported Nora Rupert’s fellow Board Members refused to take a group photo with her. Buddy Nevins wrote, “No, Board members and staff can’t stop whispering about members Abby Freedman, Laurie Rich Levinson and Rosaline Osgood’s refusal to take the traditional group picture as long as Nora Rupert is Board Chair. This from staff and board sources.”

Five years ago, Rupert dug a note out of the garbage can. Nevins wrote, “In 2013 Osgood and Freedman were caught acting like two naughty teens in class, passing a Post-it note on the dais during a meeting. One of them threw the note in the garbage and it was quickly fished out. The Post-it was found contain nasty scribbles about Rupert, calling her a ‘a selfish bitch’ among other terms.”

A fellow Board Member confirmed the story to REDBROWARD five years ago.

Many political insiders believe Nora Rupert won the support of Parkland parents over their belief she will vote to remove Superintendent Runcie.

Multiple sources claim Rupert has mentioned the possibility of local political operative replacing Runcie.