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Dan Lewis Endorses His Client AND His Personal Attorney In Same Race On “Fake” Blue Card

In his latest “blue card” mailer, Democrat consultant Dan Lewis endorsed a paying client and his own personal attorney in a Broward County Court race. Released over the weekend, the card endorsed both Samuel Lopez and Kim Mollica in the Group 14 judicial race. Local Democrats were quick to label Lewis’ card as a “fake” and a “fraud.” Some singled out Mollica, a Republican, for appearing on a Democrat endorsement card.

According to Broward Supervisor of elections records, Mollica paid nearly $48,000 to Dan Lewis’ JNAC Communications & Management, LLC. This included a $45, 331.83 payment on July 26 for “postage and brochure.” In defending his latest campaign ploy, Lewis was quick to say no candidate paid to appear on the card.

“Nobody can buy their way onto The Blue Card. I’m paid to do what I do.  The Blue Card isn’t part of that and it is not for sale,” Lewis said. “You can’t hire me to get on The Blue Card.”

LOPEZ IS LEWIS’ ATTORNEY IN LEGAL DISPUTE WITH BUILDER

A prominent Mollica supporter told REDBROWARD he was surprised to see Lewis’ co-endorsement of Samuel Lopez.

Did Mollica know Samuel Lopez represents Dan Lewis and his wife in an ongoing legal battle in Broward County courts? Supervisor of Elections records show Lopez has spent just $10,000 in his campaign. There are no payments to Lewis or his companies.

Perhaps Lewis was aware this issue would come back to sting him. Lewis told the Miami Herald, “People hire me for specific purposes.” Lewis said, “Just because I sell data or sell some advisory things to campaigns doesn’t exclude me from offering or doing what I think.”

Sorry Kim, you paid Dan Lewis for consulting, postage and brochures. Obviously that did not include his loyalty.

Facebook Exposes Broward Clerk Of Courts Cuts

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UPDATE: A Clerk of Courts insider claims some rank-and-file employees were furloughed with a 2% pay cut. Also, some new hires may have been terminated.

Thanks to social media, Broward residents can witness the cost of political battle between State lawmakers and Howard Forman, the Broward Clerk of Courts. A prominent local attorney posted pictures of the poorly made signs on her Facebook page. The Clerks of Court Operations Corp. is angry with the Florida House of Representatives over a budget dispute.

Last month, the Clerks of Court Operations Corp. executive council, the clerks’ statewide budgeting arm, voted to make official the across-the-board reductions. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Broward Clerk of Courts Howard Forman says layoffs, furloughs and office-hour reductions are all on the table. “The Senate was pretty much on our side and the House wasn’t,” said Forman, who faces a $2 million deficit. “And the House won.”

One of the signs posted in the Broward County Courthouse references the case made by the Clerks of Court Operations Corp. The sign says, as of July 20th, hours of operation are 8:00am to 3:30pm.

The second sign says the foreclosure help desk is closed.

So, instead of cutting salaries, Howard Forman and Iris Siple decided Broward folks facing foreclosure are out of luck.

Good luck trying to pay those parking tickets.

The politicians play politics. They cry poorhouse. But they don’t cut salaries for bigwigs.

No, they cut services for the average man and woman.

Shame on them.forman1