It's Deans' Party .....

     You might still remember that the Fort Lauderdale District II Commission race last March was a doozy. Former Commissioner Dean Trantalis beat  former Commissioner Charlotte Rodstrom by just 19 votes.

     Most of the big guns supported Rodstrom in that race, but that picture might be changing. It's not clear if Rodstrom will mount a challenge to Trantalis in a few years, and pundits are not sure what would happen.

     But last week, Trantalis threw himself a big 60th birthday party, and it was telling who showed up!


                             

      Now most of the giant names that were with Rodstrom during the last election were not at the bash - Stiles, Formans, Gaddis, Blosser, McTigue, Maroone, Book, Falkanger, Loos, Eagon - but some other big names have apparently jumped onto the Trantalis team  .


                                      

     Local celebrity lawyer Bradford Cohen and pal Charlie King were there. Former Victoria Park President Thornie Jarrett, former Middle River Terrace President Laura Croscenco, Chamber President Dan Lindblade .......


                              

     Lobbyist giant George Platt, big name development lawyers Robert Lochrie and Courtney Crush, ( they donate to multiple candidates), developer Jim Ellis, .....even Marina Lofts developer


                                         
                                                           Asi Cymbal.

     Rounding out the converts were travel titan Ina Lee (she supported Chuck Black) and longtime activist Catherine Maus.

     And of course the first major convert that switched from Rodstrom to Trantalis during the big political battle last year -

                                        
                                                               Judy Stern
 



    

 

    
 

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  • 10/18/2013 10:30 AM just wondering wrote:
    so he's a Libra
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  • 10/18/2013 3:51 PM Abby Laughlin wrote:
    It's not easy being green or being the beach commissioner. How do you keep all those people happy? Hopefully, with an open mind and a dash of humor. So far, so good...

    Abby Laughlin
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  • 10/18/2013 8:06 PM City Activist robert walsh wrote:
    Maybe they all will be going to his bon-voyage party. Oh you bet if I sustain(not hard) that his ex boy toy voted in District 2 this past year I can assure you Dino here will be packin-Stay tune.......
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  • 10/19/2013 4:28 AM Dr Drue wrote:
    Those Rodstrom supporters and contributors now at Dean's party are nothing but suck-ups, leeches, and whores. Nothing unusual for Broward politics.
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  • 10/20/2013 8:23 AM City Activist Robert Walshh wrote:
    Get a load of the last blogger's comments. Rodstrom supporters all suck ups, leeches, and whores. Really. Some of you Trantalis supporters are the whores. You played dirty Dean and I'm gonna bust your ass wide open(stay tuned).....
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