Franklin Sands Reimburses Himself Nearly $1500 For “Auto Mileage”

Guess times are tough for lobbyists like Florida State Rep Franklin Sands (D-Lobbyist). In his latest campaign financial report, Mr. Sands, a registered lobbyist in Broward County, paid himself $1,469.00 for auto mileage. You’d think Sands would save money by picking up contributions from his stepson’s lobbying firm LSN Partners and dropping off checks to …

Stacy Ritter Gives Media Interview “Under Duress”

Sources says Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter (D-Booby Trap) pitched a fit when she showed up for her joint candidate interview with The Miami Herald. Ms. Ritter thought it was going to be a one-on-one interview. The Herald guys said joint interviews are always held. Ritter stayed but announced she was doing so “under duress.” …

Move on? “Rambling” Judy Stern Pesters Rep. George Moraitis At Fort Lauderdale Chamber Breakfast

Bob Norman’s favorite uber-lobbyist, Judy Stern took time off from organizing the Broward Democrat machinery to harangue her “favorite” member of the Florida House of Representatives, George Moraitis. Stern’s daughter Barbara, was crushed by Moraitis in 2010; Rumors abound that the Stern’s will challenge the him again in 2012. Thursday morning, Moraitis and Sen Ellyn …