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PAC Tied To Marlon Bolton Trying To Fool Broward Residents (Again) With Pro-Dale Holness Voter Guide

Another Voter Guide From The Shady Our Blue Democracy?

Broward mailboxes are filling up with another pro-Dale Holness voter guide from a political committee tied to Tamarac Commissioner Marlon Bolton. The “Broward County Voters Guide” comes courtesy of “Our Blue Democracy” a Federal PAC located in Tallahassee.

Featuring pictures of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the guide endorses Dale Holness over incumbent Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus McCormick. Our Blue Democracy also supports Broward County Commission candidate Hazelle Rogers over Guithele Ruiz Nicolas, US Congressional candidate Ben Sorensen over Jared Moskowitz and Charlie Crist over Nikki Fried.

OUR BLUE BROWARD

Last February, REDBROWARD exposed the deep ties between Our Blue Democracy and Marlon Bolton.

During the November 2020 election, some Broward residents received the “Our Florida Democracy” voters guide. The guide is still available on the Our Blue Broward website. The guide states it was produced by the Our Blue Democracy political committee located at 1563 Capital Circle S.E. address in Tallahassee.

The guide endorsed most of the Democrat candidates on the 2020 ballot. But a few candidates received special notice including pictures alongside Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In addition to being pictured with the Presidential nominee, these special candidates received their own sections on the guide.

Who were these candidates?

Marlon Bolton, former Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, the late Congressman Alcee Hastings, North Lauderdale Commissioner Regina Martin and Tamarac Commissioner Elvin Villalobos.

Federal records show Our Blue Democracy was formed in September 2020 by its treasurer Malucci Joseph. Our Blue Democracy used the same address and telephone number as the Conservative Converance PAC operated by Malucci Joseph.

REDBROWARD revealed Malucci Joseph, a singer and active participant at services held at Marlon Bolton’s Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church in North Lauderdale is tied to other political committees which support Bolton or his allies. These include Go Tamarac Go PAC and Residents United PAC.

Federal campaign reports show a September 18, 2020 contribution of $5,000 by Malucci Joseph. Four days later, Our Blue Democracy paid $3,309.34 to Minuteman Press of Coral Springs for mailing services and $900 to Xpress Color of Lauderdale Lakes for printing services. These are the same companies used by Residents United PAC, Conservative Governance PAC and Go Tamarac Go PAC.

REDBROWARD wanted to ask Broward resident Malucci Joseph why she opened so many Tallahassee based political committees.

This reporter called the Tallahassee telephone number listed for both committees: (850) 220-7853.

But Malucci Joseph did not answer the phone.

MARLON BOLTON ANSWERS REDBROWARD PHONE CALL

“Hello?” Marlon Bolton said.

“Marlon?”

“Who’s this?” Bolton said.

This reporter identified himself and the publication and asked Bolton why he was answering a telephone number listed for two Tallahassee based political committees.

“Tom Lauder, I don’t consider you a real reporter?”

We stated that’s his opinion and asked what his role is with the Conservative Governance PAC, the Our Blue Democracy guide and the Our Blue Broward website. 

Bolton said, “Tom Lauder, do you have any other questions, not related to these PACs?”

We asked Bolton if he had recently hired an attorney. 

“Tom Lauder, do you have any other questions?”

We asked if he had been interviewed by any Federal, State or local law enforcement agents. 

“Goodbye, Tom Lauder,” Bolton said.

In January, Our Blue Democracy reported a $500 payment to Happy Feet Advertising LLC. REDBROWARD has exposed Marlon Bolton’s ties to the Margate advertising firm.

In February, Our Blue Democracy reported a $5,000 contribution from Costa Properties, Inc of Pompano Beach.

In March, The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) advised Our Blue Democracy it was being terminated.

How many times will phony voter guides promoting Dale Holness litter Broward mailboxes and early voting locations?

REDBROWARD has documented the numerous shady political committees that produced these cards. These PACs are operated by Holness Allie’s like Omar Miguel Smith.

Earlier this month, Smith plead guilty to Federal fraud charges.

Did any of these candidates pay to appear on the Our Blue Democracy card?

Did any of these candidates ask to appear on the Our Blue Democracy card?

Did any candidates, especially the judicial candidates, do ANY research into the people behind Our Blue Democracy?

Will anyone stop these shadowy political committees and shady companies from continually trying to interfere with local, State and Federal elections?

Or, will allies and cronies of Dale Holness, Omar Smith and Marlon Bolton keep laughing all the way to the ballot box?

Our Blue Democracy 2020 Voters Guide

Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis Endorses Lauren Book Re-Election Campaign

Lauren Book

Longtime Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis endorsed State Senator Lauren Book on Tuesday. Book is facing a tough primary challenge from former Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief. Here’s the press release from the Book campaign:

DAVIE, Fla. – The campaign to re-elect Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book is proud to announce strong support and endorsement from Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis, who knows Senator Book’s proven track record delivering results for the City of Pembroke Pines and Broward County is exactly the kind of leadership our community needs in the Florida Senate.

“I’m proud to support and endorse Lauren Book as our State Senator because she’s a strong champion for Broward families,” says Mayor Ortis, one of South Florida’s most beloved and respected public servants. “She’s always fought hard to deliver results for Pembroke Pines and always stood strong to bring the greatest resources from the Legislature. She makes us proud and I’m excited to support her campaign.”

A champion for Broward County, Senator Book is a tireless and effective fighter and legislative leader who has made a real difference for families in our community and across the state – successfully fighting to keep children safe from sexual predators, make our schools and communities safer, protect seniors, reform the child welfare system, support first responders, and so much more — earning Senator Book praise and respect from Mayor Ortis and other local leaders.

“I am proud to have earned the support of Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis,” says Senator Book, who has represented Western Broward County — including Pembroke Pines — in the Florida Senate since 2016. “Together with strong local leaders like Mayor Ortis, we will continue to fight for policies that benefit Broward families and all residents, including tackling the ongoing affordability crisis and keeping our kids and communities safe.”