Email Compares Broward Republican Chairman Bob Sutton To Donald Trump

REDBROWARD received an email circulating among local Republican activists comparing party chairman Robert Sutton to Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Sutton has remained neutral in the Presidential nomination process. While some may see the comparison to Trump as a negative, the majority of Republicans at last night’s party meeting seemed to embrace Trump’s candidacy.

Here’s the email:

Trump – Sutton Comparison

The establishment fought both of them. When Sutton ran for county commission, a few members of a local Republican club handed out Blue cards with Sutton’s democratic opponent on the card. When Sutton ran for the Chair of the Broward Republican Executive Committee Republican clubs backed a local musician to run against him and created straw polls that were done in private. Sutton lost in all three straw polls, but won the election. Both Trump and Sutton work to grow the economy and create jobs. Both are married to intelligent, strong, and beautiful women. Both are loving fathers who raised children that are successful in their own right and are supportive of their fathers. Both promote American Exceptionalism and are supported by those that want the fundamentals of the American values of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to each and every American. Both are successful in their trades and can relate to the person who works to pay the bills and may need a guiding hand from time to time. Both Trump and Sutton take on challenges that others find out of their reach to create new concepts. Both are able to energize people from both sides of the political isle. Both use their own resources to roster our great nation and assist others in doing the same. Both keep their circles of friends close, but will lend a helping hand to those that they encounter.”

Broward GOP Chair Candidate’s Social Media #EPICFAIL

cooleyLauren Cooley, a 23 year old Fort Lauderdale musician, thinks her social media prowess makes her the logical choice to be the next chair of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC). In a weekend email to Broward Republicans, Cooley claimed she has a, “Personal social media reach of over a quarter-million on Twitter each month.” The claim sounds impressive, but a review of Cooley’s social media accounts and her personal website shows she barely mentions the Broward Republican Party.

In her email, Cooley boasted she had 26,000 Twitter followers. On Twitter, your followers receive messages you send via the social media application. On October 13, Cooley announced her campaign for BREC chair. Since then, Cooley has sent out just 28 tweets. Only one, a Sun-Sentinel article, mentioned the Broward Republican party. Only two more tweets were even related to Broward county.

The rest of Cooley’s tweets mentioned the Democratic Party debates, promoting Lifezette, Starbucks, lousy customer service at FEDEX, the Women Impacting the Nation (WIN) meeting in Palm Beach, Happy “Back To The Future Day,” and Donald Trump’s visit to Doral.

Not even a lousy tweet to attend tonight’s BREC election in Plantation.

Perhaps Cooley realizes the vast majority of her Twitter followers do not know what “Broward” means. A review of her followers shows hundreds and hundreds of fake Twitter accounts and accounts used to buy Twitter followers.

Among Cooley’s fake Twitter followers: Amar Singh from “sector 24 Faridabad,” Kahikilani Grant, Calefornya Girls, Vibes With BAE, Sarowar Parvej, Gilgamesh Nabeel, 145,000+, MrzPeachezPleasurez and Mr. Puppy. It’s safe bet most of these folks are not BREC members. At least not yet.

Cooley’s personal website, laurencooley.com, has no mentions of her BREC campaign. No mention on the “home” tab. No mention on the “about Lauren” tab. No mention on the “journalism” tab. No mention on the “speaking” tab. No mention on the “consulting,” “CV/resume,” or “contact” tabs.

BREC doesn’t get much love on Cooley’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Cooley announced her BREC campaign on both social media accounts on October 13. Since the announcement, Cooley has posted pictures just 3 times on Instagram: a picture at Starbucks, a picture promoting the Palm Beach WIN meeting and a picture of bacon and eggs. Cooley has just 313 followers on Instagram.

On Facebook, Cooley has made 14 posts since her October 13th announcement. She posted her bacon and eggs picture, a Lifezette article she authored, a WIN meeting post, 7 posts regarding Leadership Institute activities at FAU and the University of Miami and a post from the Donald Trump rally in Doral.

Cooley did post the recent Sun-Sentinel article on the BREC election.

Despite touting herself as a millennial social media guru, Cooley’s social media accounts seem better suited to an 80 year-old BREC member.

Too much self promotion, Not enough action. BREC needs better.

Richard DeNapoli Campaign Newsletter Sent To Broward Republican Committee Email List?

An email touting the campaign of former Broward Republican Executive Committee Chairman Richard DeNapoli appears to have used an official email list of BREC members. Entitled “Making It Happen,” the email offers the basic information regarding DeNapoli’s bid for the Florida House District 74 seat. DeNapoli wrote, “I am very excited to launch our campaign for the State House. I also know that I would not be doing this without the support and encouragement of so many of you receiving this email.”

Ay there’s the rub. It appears as though the recipients are members of the “BREC SCRUBBED” email list. As is standard with most mass email programs, the email includes an “unsubscribe” option. When you click “unsubscribe” your browser is directed to a page entitled “BREC SCRUBBED.” The page gives the recipient several reasons to choose for unsubcribing.

If you click the “Update Subscription Preferences” button, you are redirected to another page titled “BREC SCRUBBED.”

So what? Who Cares?

Well, at the last meeting of the Broward Republican Executive Committee, a staunch supporter of DeNapoli demanded severe penalties be enacted for unauthorized use of the BREC email list. The motion was directed at BREC Secretary Cara Pavalock for emailing friends regarding a recent newspaper item. Pavalock never used the BREC email list.

Talk about hypocrisy!

Tom Truex would not allow the motion to be heard due to the lack of quorum.