Chairman Tom Truex promised members of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC) they would not pay the costs of having Dr. Charles Krauthammer speak at the July Lincoln Day dinner. Charles Krauthammer, a conservative author, is a political analyst for the Fox News Channel. In an email to members, Truex stated all costs related to Dr. Krauthammer would be paid by guests of a lavish private cocktail party. As REDBROWARD reported at the time, Krauthammer’s speaking fee was $50,ooo, plus airfare and hotel accommodations at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton.
In a June email Truex wrote: