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.

Miami-Dade GOP Sending Emails On Behalf Of Broward GOP Chair Candidate?

Broward Republicans are receiving emails from the Miami-Dade Republican Party pushing the candidacy of 23 year old musician Lauren Cooley. Last week, REDBROWARD reported Cooley complained she did not have emails for all members of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC). Even though she’s been a BREC member for a handful of months, Cooley has the support of Broward Republicans tied to the Broward Democrat establishment. Now, it appears Cooley has the help of the Miami-Dade GOP in her quest to be the next BREC leader.

Cooley sent an email to Broward Republicans on Saturday. When a recipient clicks on “update profile,” they are taken to a new page. If you click on the “past issues” tab, you can read previous emails sent from this email account.

The new page is titled, “Email Campaign Archive from Republican Party of Miami-Dade County.” The list includes emails sent in June 2015 promoting the Miami-Dade GOP Lincoln Day Dinner featuring Senator Marco Rubio. Other emails tout the June 2014 Broward Lincoln Day and an October 2014 visit to Coral Springs by Governor Rick Scott. The event was hosted by the Republican Business Network (RBN).

Yesterday, REDBROWARD reported RBN President Mike Rump is one of the driving forces behind Cooley’s campaign. As a public insurance adjuster, Rump works closely with Democrat lobbyist Steven Geller. A former State Senator, Geller is currently seeking a seat on the Broward County Commission. Rump, his wife, and others have been desperately seeking email lists to promote Cooley.

Did Rump ask the Miami-Dade GOP to interfere in Broward Republican Politics?

Other sources claim the Cooley team has been pressuring employees of the Republican Party of Florida to intervene in the race on Cooley’s behalf.

Guess TEAM COOLEY doesn’t want Broward Republicans to decide Broward Republican elections on their own.

We don’t need meddling from Miami or Tallahassee.

Cooley will challenge acting Chairman Robert W.Sutton on Monday evening.

link found in the Lauren Cooley email to Broward Republicans

 

David Gobeo Kicks Off Campaign For Parkland Commission

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On Saturday afternoon, David Gobeo kicked off his campaign for Parkland City Commission. Gobeo, a local attorney and president of the Republican Business Network, is seeking the District 4 seat. Gobeo said he wants to help local businesses and homeowners that have been hurt by the economic recession.

Among those turning out to support Mr. Gobeo were Coral Springs Commissioners Tom Powers and Vince Boccard, Broward County Commission candidate Robert Sutton, Coral Springs City Commission candidate Dan Daley, Florida House candidate Jim Gleason and Broward GOP chairman Richard DeNapoli.

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