Can Foul Election Smell Worse!

     The Broward County District 7 Commission race, already marked by bad behavior and lawsuits, has grown worse.

     In my last post, we discussed the candidates in the District 7 race, and some of the ugly tactics that some were taking, and a little about the mysterious write-in, Make-up Artist, candidate Jessica Heinecker ( more on her tomorrow!)

     But today, we're talking about ugly, sharp, dirty, disgusting campaign tactics, which will always bring you around to this.....

                                              Judy Stern

     Politicians hire Stern because she gets results. She gets those results anyway she has to, and now that includes some powerful arm twisting.

    Broward Commission candidate Tim Ryan is Stern's newest project, and yesterday Stern sent out this, well, very stern e-mail to the all powerful (Broward lobbyists):


     He [Ryan] is looking for contributions to wrap up the end of this opportunity, and as an experienced former legislator, he understands the loyalty of those who step to the plate in the beginning versus those who may wait until after election day in August for his November election cycle. If anyone wants to meet with Tim, this is the week to do so, and Donna, my secretary can schedule the meeting.“

     I reached Stern this morning, and she sent me this explanation- 

     Thanks for your inquiry on my late night email.

     Since Tim (Ryan) did not ask me to send any request, it was my own creation late one evening only to a handful of individuals who previously asked me about wanting to give donations to Tim’s campaign and time is now running for deadlines to give.
     I apologize if any individual, who previously asked me about this race and campaign contributions, wished to mistake this email for something more than its intent


     I'd put in a call to Ryan, and just heard back.

     "I'm very upset and disappointed (in Stern). First off, she is not on my payroll, and what she said is absolutely false" 

Ryan said he knew Stern was trying to drum up cash for him, but "went overboard" with the e-mail. 

     Ryan said he "denounces" the e-mail in "its entirety".



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  • 7/31/2012 1:29 PM So tim wrote:
    Maybe you can show us the documents to your recent thirty thousand dollar plus cable buy and who got a commission off of it.... If stern made the buy and got a cut then yiu should demand the money back and issue a press release firing her from your campaign. Short of that you and Stern are full of crap.
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  • 7/31/2012 1:57 PM Super Voter wrote:
    I was trending toward Ryan, but unless he publicly fires Stern, and swears off her help now and in the future, I guess I'll have to vote for one of the other two sleeze bags . At least I know there tricks.
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  • 7/31/2012 2:57 PM all whores wrote:
    So who gets your endorsement, Tim?
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  • 7/31/2012 3:19 PM judy's little whore Timmy wrote:
    Timmy goes around saying that judy isn't running his campaign. Judy goes around saying that she put jessica in the race with timmy's blessing. Timmy denies it to the SunSlantinel and now Judy's email is leaked showing how there working together. thank god this came to light before the election.
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  • 7/31/2012 3:40 PM City Activist Robert Walsh wrote:
    So what Mrs.Stern did was what is it"she went overboard" and what Mr.Ryan denounces this tactic in its entireety". But why this harsh criticism when she was trying to make Tim money to support his campaighn. Judy sticks her neck out for you Tim(love the Irish)and you blanantly disrespect her. It wa s you who approached her(member your meeting in her office, but you forget that). I told you Judy you should have made up w/ Charlote, and Charlotte I told you not to take her off the Charter. I mean really. End all this crap and peole just vote for Mrs.Rodstrom. I'l tell you Tim your doing a great job covering this election. Keep up the good work....
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  • 7/31/2012 3:42 PM Gremlin wrote:
    Me thinks Ryan doth protest too much! Surely he knew Judith Stern's reputation and chose to retain her services anyway. Alas, mere casual association is enough to besmirch one's character but lust for elective office probably overcame Ryan's distaste or is that good taste? Gremlin
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  • 7/31/2012 5:56 PM Pragmatist wrote:
    Soooo I guess that settles it..3 candidates..No choices..I'll print out the above pictures and throw a dart. Broward is too big and too important for this crap..
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  • 7/31/2012 6:19 PM Pure Psycho wrote:
    Not once ounce of remorse from Stern. No mention maybe the language she used was a little over the top. No contrition. She really does not see she did anything wrong. She seems to imply the person to blame is the person who leaked it.

    I wonder how Saint Romney feels about his charter review appointment?

    Hey Feldman, do you think at some point you can get off your ass and make this lobbyist register as a lobbyist.
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  • 7/31/2012 8:55 PM S Chapone wrote:
    I agree wholeheartedly with Gremlin on this one... The only response from Ryan on this one was to say that he told Stern to take a hike-remember the old sayng, "with friends like these, who needs enemies" she is the epitome of underhanded political tactics,and I for one,amongst many others feel ANY association with her in a political arena is a huge negative....
    I live in the "hood", have complex problems that Charlotte only makes lame attempts to fix,especially around election time- remember her promises to Middle River and SMRCA before the last election,only to bow out for a bigger job 2 weeks later??? I am embarassed that some of my neighbors are voting for her, especially considering that crime is worse now than when she took office years ago... Keechel is a crook, mishandling political contributions- imagine how many hungry kids could be fed with his $600 lunches!!
    It seems that the best choice was Ryan- no misconduct or baggage,until now, associating himself with Stern- I might still be able to vote for him if he will man-up in public,and sever all ties to her and his campaign!!!
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  • 8/1/2012 4:01 AM Locksmith Fort Lauderdale wrote:
    Tim your doing a great job covering this election. Keep up the good work
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  • 8/1/2012 4:28 AM MirrorMirror wrote:
    Why didn't Ryan clearly renounce Stern? Sounded to me like he still wants one foot in SternSleeze! Cross him off.
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  • 8/1/2012 3:26 PM City Activist Robert walsh wrote:
    Tim , this picture of Judy Stren that you keep posting. You know this is not a very flattering picture of her. I'm sure you could muster up a better picture of her. Use the one w. her and Hillary Clinton- enough said.... I mean come on. Ask her for a copy.Its all Judy Stern' fault. Join the club Judy, maybe I'll hire you to go after my mother's inllaws or maybe I'll hire Mayor Seiler, although he is still to busy getting the egg off his face(civil service) or is to busy representing the "vanishing boater-wait GUMA AGUAIR" What are you going to make off Guma there Mayor what wa s it I heard close to 3 million. That should pay for your kids college huh Jack.....
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  • 8/3/2012 7:02 PM Why Tim it can smell worse wrote:

    So Tim she is not on your "payroll" but you permitted her to broker a deal for $40,000 worth of cable. That is pretty big responsibility for a "volunteer". One thing those in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County know is that Judy Stern is so generous with her time and doing things for free without any expectation of anything in return. That is probably as accurate as to say Judy is a size 6.

    Smells in here... like, liar liar Tim Ryan' pants are on fire.
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