The Broward Republican palm card appearing at local early voting locations was paid for and approved by the Miami-Dade Republican Party. Why? That’s still unclear. In 2012, the Broward GOP palm cards were paid for and approved by the Broward Republican Executive Committee. Is this the latest questionable misstep by Broward GOP Chairman Tom Truex and his cabal of east-side supporters of embattled Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca?
Chip LaMarca is one of the endorsements on the “Broward County Republican Candidates Official Voter Guide.” A member of the Broward Republican Executive Committee states these cards were provided by the Broward Republican Business Network (RBN). The cards were delivered to the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs. The RBN operates a “victory office” on Sample Road in Coral Springs.
The disclaimer at the bottom of the palm card reads, “PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT PAID FOR BY THE MIAMI-DADE REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE , 1460 N.W. 107 AVE, SUITE P, DORAL, FL 33172 INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY CANDIDATE. CONTENT NOT APPROVED BY ANY CANDIDATE.” It continues, “PAID FOR BY THE MIAMI-DADE REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE’S COMMITTEE. WWW.MIAMIDADEGOP.ORG.”
Gee, thanks Miami-Dade Republican Executive Committee. We didn’t know you were so well versed in Broward politics. How did you decide on these endorsements?
Did these endorsements have anything to do with your $4,700 contribution to a political committee operated by Chip LaMarca’s “political guru,” David DiPietro?
Why didn’t you make recommendations regarding the reauthorization of the Children’s Services Of Broward County tax and the $800 million dollar Broward School Board bond issue? Most Republicans are united in their opposition to both ballot questions.
How did they get into the hands of the Republican Business Network? Did Tom Truex, Mark McCarthy or Carolyn Kennedy authorize the creation of these cards?
As discussed last Thursday on the Daily Broward podcast, the latest Broward GOP financial report is late. While the report for the BREC Federal PAC was made on time, the required report was not filed with the Broward Supervisor of Elections office. A representative with the Broward SOE stated a warning letter has been sent to BREC offices.
What happened to the Lincoln Day money? Is there any money? Why didn’t BREC pay for its own palm cards?
These questions will certainly be raised at a special BREC meeting this Monday in Plantation.