Thank You from Chairman DeNapoli

 

THANK YOU FROM CHAIRMAN DENAPOLI

Dear Broward Republicans,
Tuesday night was an especially tough one for all of us.  So many of us worked so hard spending countless hours to help elect our Republican candidates, and that’s what made the results even harder to bear.  We participated in one of the largest GOP efforts in Broward history – Volunteers logged hundreds of thousands of calls, knocked on tens of thousands of doors, and we helped all of our candidates by handing out over 85,000 Palm cards and mailing over 90,000 GOTV mailers.  Ballots are still being counted in Broward, but the numbers already show that Mitt Romney got more raw votes in Broward than John McCain in 2008.  I want to personally thank everyone who volunteered for our Republican efforts in Broward County.  We’re in the most Democrat-dominated county in Florida (596,000 Registered Democrats versus 260,000 Registered Republicans) – and one of the most liberal counties east of the Mississippi – but we gave it everything we had and I’m proud of each of every one of you.
The national Democrat surge on Tuesday night affected not only our Broward races but races throughout the state of Florida, claiming as many as five GOP incumbents from the Florida State House, two State Senate seats, and three Congressional seats.  Some of these Florida seats were presumed to be safe Republican seats.
Still, Florida Republicans maintained sizable majorities in both the Florida House and Senate, and Republicans retained control of the US House of Representatives, which will serve as a check and balance on liberal overreach.
Although a number of races didn’t go our way, there are some local bright spots that we should acknowledge. Thanks to your hard work, and despite the national Democrat surge, State Representative George Moraitis won reelection by 10 points in a district that went from having a 7.5% Republican registration advantage to only a 1.1% Republican advantage after redistricting.  Though there are some ballots yet to be counted, Donna Korn will win election to the Broward School Board in the countywide seat – an amazing feat in Broward County!  In August,Katie Leach also won election to the School Board, becoming the first Republican to win a school board seat in Broward since the year 2000.  Vincent Boccard was elected Mayor of Coral Springs, and Dan Daley is a new Coral Springs City Commissioner. Patty Asseff won reelection to the Hollywood City Commission.Jeff Nelson was reelected in Southwest Ranches and Jeff Green was reelected in Cooper City.  Congressman Mario Diaz Balart will also continue to represent a portion of Broward County.
As I’ve said at our Executive Committee meetings for the last few months, redistricting dramatically hurt our chances and there are no “safe” seats in Broward.  The Miami Herald pointed this out in their article yesterday, “Broward GOP losses no shocker after Redistricting and High Obama turnout.” Sen. Bogdanoff’s seat and the Congressional District 22 seat that Adam Hasner competed for went from being swing districts having an almost even number of Republicans and Democrats to having an 8.5-9% Democratic registration advantage after redistricting. In 2008, about 54,000 who voted for President skipped the Sheriff’s race and Sheriff Lamberti won by 15,000 votes.  This time Democrats pushed their voters to vote straight Democrat and preliminary numbers show that only 29,000 voters skipped voting in the Sheriff’s race.  Though not victorious, we must thank Sen. Ellyn BogdanoffAdam Hasner, and Sheriff Lamberti for their service to Broward’s residents.  Sen. Bogdanoff won the Broward portion of her Broward/Palm Beach District, and Adam Hasner performed better in the Broward portion of his district than the Palm Beach portion.
We must also thank all of our candidates that ran locally in Broward.  It takes a lot of fortitude to take on the Democrat machine here in Broward and put your name on that ballot, yet we fielded more candidates than anytime in recent memory.
Nationally, many election predictors and polls were wrong, except that it remains a fact that incumbents usually win.  Republicans have beaten a sitting president only once in the last century, and that was in 1980 when Ronald Reagan beat Jimmy Carter.  In 2016 there will be no incumbent.  We all must remember how disheartened we were on Election Day in 2008…yet we took back the House in 2010 (a non-Presidential year) when turnout is different and more favorable.  No one knows what the future will bring, but we all know after this election that no two election cycles are the same.
Much has yet to be studied regarding Election 2012.  Besides just looking at the results, I can testify from personal experience on Election Day that there were far too many irregularities with the voting procedures.  The machine failures, lack of ballots, and long lines of up to 6 hour wait times are unconscionable.  These problems need to be addressed with the Broward Supervisor of Elections to protect the integrity of our elections.
In the coming days, I’ll share with you some Florida and Broward statistics as they become available.  There is much to learn and study, and we need to apply what we learn to how we conduct our efforts in the future to grow our party.
For now, I just want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for your enormous sacrifices that each of you made this election cycle.  Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our Broward Republican Party, and without you, there would be no Broward Republican Party and no victories in any cycle.  Thank you once again.
Sincerely,
Richard DeNapoli, Chairman
www.browardgop.org

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Tonight! You are Invited to Party with 700+ Broward Republicans on Election Night!

OVER 700 RSVP’s SO FAR!

YOU ARE INVITED!

2012 Official

Broward Republican Party &

George Moraitis Campaign Victory Party

Broward GOP election night party
Please Note: This is the only Official Republican Party of Broward event and invite.  Candidates or their representatives may have individual events at other locations but those are not controlled or organized by the Party.  Please check with the candidates directly if you would like information on their events.

Hosted by:

The Republican Party of Broward County &

the George Moraitis Campaign for State Representative

to

 Celebrate All of Our Republican Candidates in Broward!

 
Our Candidates on the Ballot in Broward Today: 
PRESIDENT /VICE PRESIDENT
 Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan
UNITED STATES SENATOR 
Connie Mack
US REPRESENTATIVE
District 22: Adam Hasner
District 23: Karen Harrington
District 25: Mario Diaz-Balart
STATE ATTORNEY
Jim Lewis
STATE SENATE
District 29: Soren Swensen
District 31: Christopher “Chris” Smithmyer
District 33: Juan Selaya
District 34: Ellyn Bogdanoff
STATE HOUSE
District 93: George Moraitis
District 94: Scott Herman
District 97: James Gleason
District 98: Cara Christine Pavalock
District 99: Elizabeth Anne “Libby” Eddy
District 103: Manny Diaz, Jr.
District 104: Douglas “Doug” Andrew Gordon Harrison
District 105: Carlos Trujillo
SHERIFF 
Al Lamberti
COUNTY COMMISSION,DISTRICT 3
Robert W. Sutton
SCHOOL BOARD
District 5: Torey Alston
At Large 8: Donna Pilger Korn
& OUR MUNICIPAL & SOIL & WATER BOARD CANDIDATES
 Food Provided – Cash Bar
At the
Westin Ft. Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
(just off of the Cypress Creek East Exit of I-95)
Hotel Phone: 954-660-6720
Tuesday, November 6th
From 7:30 pm to 12:00 am
Watch election results LIVE with fellow Republicans!
National, State and Local Results Presented!
Candidate Appearances throughout the night
Food will be provided – Cash Bar
Chicken & Beef & Pasta Stations
FREE – TICKET REQUIRED
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENTRSVP & RECEIVE YOUR TICKET BY CLICKING HERE
**PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Call 954-941-7775 with any questions
www.browardgop.org
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Political advertisement paid for and approved by George Moraitis, Republican for State Representative, District 93.

Mayor Giuliani, Senator Norm Coleman, RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day, Governor Jeb Bush & Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice Visit Broward

RUDY GIULIANI, NORM COLEMAN,

MARTHA ROBY, BARBARA COMSTOCK, and 

The Republican Team

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, Doors Open 11:30 AM

 as Part of the Romney – Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally

Doors Open at 11:30 AM | Event Begins at 12:30 PM

Coral Springs Victory Center
10200 West Sample Road
Coral Springs , FL 33065
To RSVP, please visit: www.mittromney.com/states/florida

For questions, contact us at: TeamFL@mittromney.com| (813) 644-2493

For Important Campaign Updates: Text (FL) to GOMITT (466488)

 

RNC CO-CHAIR SHARON DAY, 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 11:30 AM

Sharon Day – Monday, November 5th, 2012 – FL
11:30 AM -12:30 PM Pompano Beach Victory Center Visit
150 S Andrews Avenue, Ste. 370

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

 

GOVERNOR JEB BUSH & SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5th, 12:45 PM 

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Broward College Event with Governor Jeb Bush &

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and

Broward College, Building 10, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, Florida

 

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Romney/Ryan Victory and Broward GOP Offices in Broward:
Open Through Election Day
Contact Numbers below

Pompano at the BREC HQ – Romney Victory Office
150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director 954-941-7775

Fort Lauderdale at Oakland Park Blvd – Romney Victory Office
2817 E. Oakland Park Boulevard, Ste. 200A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Micah Spangler, Field Director 754-300-8698

Coral Springs – Romney Victory Office
10200 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Brandon Rodriguez, Field Director 754-229-9508

Broward GOP Action Center at Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road, Ste. 200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director 954-931-0242

Broward GOP Action Center at Hollywood
1004 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL 33019
Chad Lincoln, 954-399-2732

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If you would like to get contact information for Republican candidates in Broward, please call us at 954-941-7775
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Sunday: Obama in Hollywood, Come and Wave Romney/Ryan Signs!

CALLING ALL ROMNEY SIGN WAVERS

Obama is speaking at the McArthur High School in Hollywood

This Sunday, November 4th

Meeting Time: 10:30 AM.

We will have Romney/Ryan Signs available.

We need any and all volunteers to meet on the

Corner of Pines Blvd & 64th Way

             Directly across the street from McArthur High School

             (6501 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33024)

             West of Turnpike, Between Johnson St. and Pines Blvd.

Please spread the word and share.

###Romney/Ryan Victory and Broward GOP Offices in Broward:
Open Through Election Day
Contact Numbers belowPompano at the BREC HQ – Romney Victory Office
150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director 954-941-7775

Fort Lauderdale at Oakland Park Blvd – Romney Victory Office
2817 E. Oakland Park Boulevard, Ste. 200A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Micah Spangler, Field Director 754-300-8698

Coral Springs – Romney Victory Office
10200 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Brandon Rodriguez, Field Director 754-229-9508

Broward GOP Action Center at Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road, Ste. 200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director 954-931-0242

Broward GOP Action Center at Hollywood
1004 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL 33019
Chad Lincoln, 954-399-2732

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If you would like to get contact information for Republican candidates in Broward, please call us at 954-941-7775
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Campaigning at Your Polling Location on Election Day? – Pick Up Your Palm Card Voter Guide

Are You Going to Campaign At Your Polling Location On Election Day on behalf of our Republican candidates?

If so, get your Palm Card Voter Guides to Distribute to Voters as they walk into the poll!

 

You Can Pick them Up at the Following Locations:

Open Now Through Election Day, call before dropping by

We have 65,000 available

Get your palm cards and be ready for Election Day!

Broward GOP Headquarters

150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370

 Pompano Beach, FL 33069

 Contact Linda Burke, 954-941-7775

Broward GOP Action Victory Center at Pembroke Pines

400 N. Hiatus Road, Ste. 200

Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director, 954-931-0242

Broward GOP Action Victory Center at Hollywood

1004 Washington Street

Hollywood, FL 33019

Chad Lincoln, 954-399-2732    

 If you would like a copy of Broward State Committeeman Ed Kennedy’s Broward Conservative Voter Guide for recommendations, click HERE.*  You can take this into the voting booth.

*Any opinions expressed in the voter guide are the personal opinions of Ed Kennedy and are paid for and approved by Ed Kennedy, independent of any party committee or candidate.  This advertisement was not approved by any candidate.  The Broward Republican Executive Committee is forwarding this notice for informational purposes only as a courtesy to subscribers of our email list.  The views expressed in Ed Kennedy’s Voter Guide are not an endorsement by the Broward County Republican Executive Committee.
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Broward GOP Newswire 11-2-2012

BROWARD GOP NEWSWIRE  11-2-2012  

 ONE WEEK UNTIL ELECTION DAY!!!!

  Early Voting and “72-hour” Volunteers!

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER AT ONE OF OUR CAMPAIGN OFFICES IN BROWARD – OPEN EVERY DAY THROUGH ELECTION DAY – Help us contact thousands of voters on the phone and by knocking on doors!

Addresses and Details Below

 

IF YOU WANT TO “CHASE” ABSENTEE VOTERS IN YOUR PRECINCT WHO HAVEN’T RETURNED THEIR BALLOTS, VISIT

www.goprichard.com

 You can also see a list of Absentee Ballot Drop off sites 

 

DO YOU WANT TO HAND OUT PALM CARDS AT YOUR PRECINCT ON TUESDAY?  If so, pick up some at the following locations/also GOP AB Drop off Sites:

Broward GOP HQ

150 S. Andrews Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Contact: 954-941-7775

Broward GOP Action Victory Center at Pembroke Pines

400 N. Hiatus Road, Ste. 200

Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director 954-931-0242

Broward GOP Action Victory Center at Hollywood

1004 Washington Street

Hollywood, FL 33019

Chad Lincoln, 954-399-2732 

 

BROWARD GOP / STATE REP. MORAITIS 

ELECTION NIGHT VICTORY PARTY 

DETAILS BELOW-RSVP REQUIRED 

by CLICKING HERE!

  

    EVENTS/NOTICES:  

SEE DETAILS BELOW

Adam Hasner Reception, Friday, November 2nd, 11:30 AM – 1 PM .  NIKKI & SPIRO MARCHELOS

CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO A RECEPTION WITH SPECIAL GUEST CONGRESSMAN GUS BILIRAKIS (FL-9)
TO SUPPORT ADAM HASNER CANDIDATE FOR UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FLORIDA’S 22ND DISTRICT FORMER FLORIDA HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER; FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
AT
ANGLINS BEACH CAFÉ
(RIGHT ON ANGLINS PIER)
2 COMMERCIAL BLVD LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA, FL 33308…FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & TO RSVP, PLEASE CONTACT…ASHLEIGH AMBURN AT 561-213-8831 OR ASHLEIGH@ADAMHASNER.COM*

Karen Harrington Sign Waving Friday, November 2, 4-6 PM @ Flamingo and Pines Blvd (NE corner)**

Ellyn Bogdanoff Sign Waving, Friday, November 2nd

4pm to 6pm- SE Corner of Commercial Blvd and Federal (by the glass office building)

Contact Lauren Jackson at 954-832-5838 or 931-265-8999 for details***

Moraitis Sign Waving, Friday, November 2, 5-6PM at Atlantic Boulevard and Federal Highway****

Sign Waving in Coral Springs, Friday. November 2nd, 5-7PM

(corner of University and Sample Road)

 For more info, Call Elaine Laffey 732-991-7648 (cell phone)

 

Ellyn Bogdanoff Early Voting Campaigning Saturday, November 3rd
Poll working on Saturday for the last day of Early Voting- Morning, Afternoon, Evening Shifts:
Broward County:
SOE at E Pat Larkins: 520 Martin Luther King Blvd, Pompano Beach
Ftl Branch Library/Art Serve: 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd Room 130, Ft. Lauderdale
Wilton Manors City Hall: 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors
Pompano Beach City Hall: 100 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Contact Lauren Jackson at 954-832-5838 or 931-265-8999 for details***

Vince Boccard for Mayor Volunteers Needed for Saturday, November 3rd.  7am to 7pm at the Coral Springs Library (last day for early voting) RSVP to: vinceboccardformayor@gmail.com*****

Moraitis Campaign Walk Saturday, November 3, 10 AM – 1 PM. North Broward County Park, 1899 NE 43rd Ct., Pompano Beach, FL 33064 walking SE Deerfield and NE Pompano.****

Hollywood GOP Victory Center BBQ to thank volunteers, Saturday, November 3rd, 2 PM.  In the middle of a day of phone banking, refuel with a BBQ at the Hollywood Action Center.  Contact Chad at 954-305-7490.

Ellyn Bogdanoff Campaign Walk on Sunday, 10:30 AM

Meeting at 10:30 at Starbucks, 423 South Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL for coffee and walking from 11:00 to 1:00

Contact Lauren Jackson at 954-832-5838 or 931-265-8999 for details***

 

Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator Norm Coleman Campaign Rally on Sunday, November 4th, 11:30 AM Sunday Morning, Event at 12:30 PM.  We are pleased to announce that the Coral Springs Victory Office will be hosting Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator Norm Coleman for a campaign rally on Sunday, November 4th!  The event will begin at 12:30 PM and will be held in the front parking lot.  Please be here by 11:30 AM Sunday morning to show your support so we can have a big turnout.

Brandon Rodriguez, Field Director
Romney Victory 2012
10200 W Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(754) 229-9508

Blake Earley, Field Director
Romney Victory 2012
10200 W Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(256) 797-6395 ******

 

Karen Harrington Sign Waving, Monday, November 5th7-8 AM @ University & Pines Blvd (SE Side)

5-6 PM @ Pines Blvd & 136th Ave (SW corner)**

Sign Waving in Coral Springs, Monday, November 5th, 5-7PM

(corner of University and Royal Palm Boulevard)

For more info, Call Elaine Laffey 732-991-7648 (cell phone)

Ellyn Bogdanoff Sign Waving, Monday, November 5th

MONDAY, NOV. 5- 7:30am to 9am- NE Corner of Oakland Park Blvd and Federal (by the mall) – If we have enough people or if another campaign is already there, we will be at Broward Blvd and Federal (by the Einstein’s) as well
MONDAY, NOV. 5- 4am to 6pm- SE Corner of Commercial and Federal (by the glass office building)
Contact Lauren Jackson at 954-832-5838 or 931-265-8999 for details***
Karen Harrington Activities through Election Day
If you are interested in being a poll greeter, please reply to this email or call Kevin at our campaign headquarters at (954) 587 – 3734.  If you are interested in calling voters or knocking on doors, please reply to this email or call Ellen at our campaign headquarters at (954) 587 – 3734.
Make your voice heard to help us fire Debbie on November 6. YOU can be the deciding factor. Our office is open from 10am to 8pm every day until election day –  5981 Stirling Road in Davie FL 33314. **

 

Ellyn Bogdanoff Poll Working on Election Day

Poll working for General Election Day- Tuesday, Nov. 6- Morning, Afternoon, Evening Shifts:

Volunteers can choose a shift at one of our priority polling locations or they can choose a location they prefer that is not a priority (their own precinct, for example)

Contact Lauren Jackson at 954-832-5838 or 931-265-8999 for details

George Moraitis Election Day
On Monday, November 5th, volunteers can walk, make calls or sign wave.  Volunteers needed for early voting and on election day:
The Moraitis Campaign is looking for volunteers to help at the polls on Election Day, November 6th. Even a few hours in the morning or after work can help make a big difference. Please contact Sara Pennington at 850-559-2715 or penningtonsara1@gmail.com if you can help!

If you are working a poll on election day for the Moraitis Campaign please pick up your materials (shirts, signs, and pamphlets) at these locations below:

1487 NE 60th St. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 (materials will be sitting in the courtyard)- Saturday all day and Monday all day

915 Middle River Drive, Suite 506 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304- Monday all day

150 S. Andrews Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33069- Monday all day

If you cannot make it to one of these locations during the available times then please call Sara Pennington at 850-559-2715.****

 

Vince Boccard for Mayor Volunteers Needed for Election Day, Tuesday Nov 6 …7am to 7pm  (locations to be assigned) Respond: vinceboccardformayor@gmail.com.*****

CAMPAIGN CONTACTS

 

Adam Hasner Broward County Walking
Contact Dan at 561-221-7032.*

Sheriff Al Lamberti – Contact Ryan Reiter at 954.234.0836 for walks or campaign infor or at rreiter@dpfconsulting.org for more info)  ******

 

Bob Sutton/Jim Gleason  – Email for for details and directions for walks/campaigning. Barb@CapelettiRE.com  *******

 

Central Broward Republican Club Campaign Walks/Campaigning at the Polls. Contact their club President, Ken Nuelle, at ktriumph@comcast.net.

 

Southwest Broward Club Campaign Walks/Campaigning.  Contact Jack Murphy 954-895-8525.

 

BROWARD GOP VICTORY/ACTION CENTER OFFICES ARE OPEN!

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER

 

We are phone banking and precinct walking.  Join us at our five offices. Please call Rico Petrocelli at HQ at 954-941-7775 or register at the link above.  We will provide walking lists, call scripts and training to our volunteers.

 

Romney/Ryan Victory and Broward GOP Offices in Broward:

 Contact Numbers below

Please call in advance to RSVP for your volunteer time

Pompano at the BREC HQ – Romney Victory Office
150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370
Pompano Beach, FL 33069
Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director 954-941-7775

Fort Lauderdale at Oakland Park Blvd –
Romney Victory Office
2817 E. Oakland Park Boulevard, Ste. 200A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Micah Spangler, Field Director 754-300-8698

Coral Springs – Romney Victory Office
10200 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Brandon Rodriguez, Field Director 754-229-9508

Broward GOP Action Victory Center at Pembroke Pines
400 N. Hiatus Road, Ste. 200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Rico Petrocelli, BREC Executive Director 954-931-0242

Broward GOP Action Victory Center at Hollywood

1004 Washington Street

Hollywood, FL 33019

Chad Lincoln, 954-399-2732

YARD SIGNS!

-Connie Mack – Yard Signs are available at all BREC offices.  Please call 954-941-7775 before coming by to pick up.

-Adam Hasner Yard Signs are available at BREC HQ at 150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370, Pompano Beach, FL 33069.  Please call 954-941-7775 before coming by to pick up.

-Karen Harrington – Yard Signs are available at Broward GOP Victory Center in Pembroke Pines.  400 N. Hiatus Road, Ste. 200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026.  Please call 954-931-0242 before coming to pick up.

-Sheriff Lamberti Yard Signs are available at BREC HQ at 150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370, Pompano Beach, FL 33069.  Please call 954-941-7775 before coming by to pick up.

-Vince Boccard for Coral Springs Mayor Yard Signs are available at Laurette Homan’s office at Hilton Insurance Service, 10211 Sample Rd., Coral Springs, FL Please Call Ahead at 954-461-6212.

 

CAN YOU HOUSE A ROMNEY STAFFER? 

With the election just a few days away, Romney campaign staffers will begin deploying to targeted areas across the country to assist with final Get-Out-The-Vote operations. One of those areas is the Fort Lauderdale office. These staffers will be helping us in Broward through Nov. 6 but require temporary housing. Would you or anyone you know be interested in housing a Romney staffer over the next 20 days or so? This is a great way to help if you’re unable to regularly donate your time to phone banking or door knocking.
Please email Micah Spangler at mspangler@rpof.org if you can help. Thanks! Micah Spangler, Broward County Field Director
Romney Victory 2012, 2817 E Oakland Park Blvd Suite 200-A, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306, 754-300-8698

 

2012 Victory Party, Election Night, November 6th.  The Republican Party of Broward County and the George Moraitis Campaign for State Representative.  At the Westin Ft. Lauderdale, 400 Corporate Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334.  954-660-6720.  From 7:30 pm to 12:00 am.  Watch election results live with fellow Republicans.  Candidate appearances throughout the night.  Food will be provided – Cash bar.  RSVP required by clicking HERE or call 954-941-7775.

 

All the best,

 

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

Broward Republican Executive Committee

 

*Paid for by Friends of  Adam Hasner
**Paid for by Karen Harrington for U.S. Congress, Inc.
***Political advertisement paid for and approved by Ellyn Bogdanoff, Republican for State Senate, District 34.
****Paid for and approved by George Moraitis, Republican, for State Representative, District 93.
*****Political Advertisement Paid for And Approved by Vince Boccard Campaign, Non-Partisan for Coral Springs Mayor.
******Paid for by Romney for President, Inc.
*******Political advertisement paid for and approved by Al Lamberti, Republican, for Sheriff.
********Political Advertisement paid for and approved by James Gleason, Republican for State Representative (District 97).  Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Robert Sutton, Republican candidate for Broward County Commission District 3.
Victory Party Paid for and authorized by the Broward Republican Executive Committee.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.  Political advertisement paid for and approved by George Moraitis, Republican for State Representative.
DISCLAIMER: Campaign notices are for informational purposes only as a courtesy to our subscribers and our Republican candidates. They are not an endorsement by the Broward County Republican Executive Committee.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: Any Republican candidate that wishes for the BREC to send an email notice of their event in Broward County must submit it via email to headquarters@browardgop.org and it must contain time, date, location (including complete address), contact name, email and phone number with a .jpeg or PDF flyer advertising the event.  Only events submitted will be listed upon the request of the campaign/candidates.

 

Political advertisement paid for and approved by the Broward Republican Executive Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Email Original Send Date: November 2, 2012

Broward GOP Absentee Ballot Chase – Last Chance

ABSENTEE BALLOT CHASE CAMPAIGN

HELP US CONTACT VOTERS WITH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT THAT HAVE NOT YET RETURNED IT
 

ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF SITES LISTED BELOW

 

NOTICE:

Voted absentee ballots must be received (not just postmarked) by the Supervisor of Election’s office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th.  It costs $1.50 to mail your ballot.  You must sign the Absentee ballot envelope where indicated or your vote will not be counted!  We suggest you mail your ballot immediately to make sure that your vote is counted!  

A VOTED BALLOT CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AT A POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY OR AT AN EARLY VOTING SITE.  If you requested an absentee ballot and later decide to VOTE AT THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY OR AT AN EARLY VOTING SITE (Early Voting Ends at Saturday, November 3rd at 7PM), take your absentee ballot with you to be “cancelled” at your polling place. After you “cancel” the absentee ballot, you can vote like everyone else at the poll or Early Voting Site.

Dear Broward Republicans,

We are in the final days of the campaign.  One of the best ways to increase Republican turnout is to contact Republican voters who have requested an absentee ballot but have not yet returned it.  A large amount of these absentee voters have a ballot in their possession but never actually vote their ballot.  It’s up to us to contact them to make sure they vote!  The Broward Republican Party has contacted these voters with robocalls, emails, and through the mail, but it’s far more likely that we will get these absentee voters to turn in their ballots when someone from their neighborhood contacts them via phone or in person by knocking on their door.
I have created a special website where you can get a spreadsheet of all the Republicans in Broward that have an absentee ballot but have not yet voted their absentee ballot.  It’s called www.goprichard.com.
DO YOUR BEST TO GET THESE VOTERS TO MAIL IN THEIR BALLOT BY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd in order to ensure that the ballot gets to the Supervisor of Elections on Time.
 
The link to the spreadsheet is about half way down the page.  It’s in precinct order by household. Click on the link and you can download the spreadsheet and search for your precinct.  It’s a large file so please be patient.  If you have any questions, or need some help working with Microsoft Excel, just give me a call at 954-298-9121.

Please help us turn out the vote!

Onward to Victory!

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman
Broward Republican Executive Committee

IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO PLACE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE MAIL, AND CANNOT VOTE ON ELECTION DAY, WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING DROP OFF LOCATIONS FOR YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT:

 

Broward Supervisor of Elections Office

115 S. Andrews Ave., Rm. 102, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

 

Broward Supervisor of Elections Voting Equipment Center

1501 NW 40th Ave. (North State Rd. 7/441), Lauderhill, FL 33313

Republican Party Drop Off Sites:

 

Broward GOP Headquarters

150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370

(also known as 150 SW 12th Ave. on certain maps)

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Call 954-941-7775

 

Broward GOP Action Center Pembroke Pines

400 N. Hiatus Road, Ste. 200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Call Rico at 954-931-0242

 

Broward GOP Action Center Hollywood

1004 Washington Street

Hollywood, FL 33019

Call Chad at 954-399-2732

If you want to check your voter status, or the status of your Absentee Ballot, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CHECK YOUR VOTER STATUS OR THE STATUS OF YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT.

If you would like a copy of Broward State Committeeman Ed Kennedy’s Broward Conservative Voter Guide for recommendations, click HERE.*  You can take this into the voting booth.

 

 
*Any opinions expressed in the voter guide are the personal opinions of Ed Kennedy and are paid for and approved by Ed Kennedy, independent of any party committee or candidate.  This advertisement was not approved by any candidate.  The Broward Republican Executive Committee is forwarding this notice for informational purposes only as a courtesy to subscribers of our email list.  The views expressed in Ed Kennedy’s Voter Guide are not an endorsement by the Broward County Republican Executive Committee.
 Political advertisement paid for and approved by the Broward Republican Executive Committee. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
Original Email Sent November 1, 2012

Richard DeNapoli Speaks to Cuban Americans for a Better Florida

Richard DeNapoli Speaks to the Cuban Americans for a Better Florida Organization

“PARA PROSPERAR…HAY QUE VOTAR”

Cuban Americans for a Better Florida Chairperson, Rafael Lopez, presents Certificate of Appreciation to Richard DeNapoli

CABF Chairperson, Rafael Lopez, presents Certificate of Appreciation to Richard DeNapoli

BREC CHAIRMAN, RICHARD DENAPOLI, SPEAKS TO LEADERS AT THE CUBAN AMERICANS FOR A BETTER FLORIDA (“CABF”)/THE HISPANIC VOTE “(THV”) MONTHLY LEADER’S MEETING

On October 25, 2012, the Cuban Americans for a Better Florida (“CABF”) and The Hispanic Vote (“THV”) held their Monthly Leader’s Meeting. The special guest was Richard DeNapoli, Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee. The presentation was informative and the attendees appreciated the information presented. Many local candidates attended and addressed the leaders of both organizations. The meeting was sponsored by the CABF. Thank you to the CABF Board of Directors, for sponsoring the food for this meeting.

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From the Cuban Americans for a Better Florida Website:

CABF MISSION
 Promote political issues through education, electoral awareness and financial support while fostering greater political involvement within the Hispanic community.
 
MISIóN de CABF

Promover temas politico a través de educación, conocimiento electoral y apoyo financiero mientras se promueve mas participación política de la comunidad Hispana.

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The Cuban Americans for a Better Florida Political Action Committee (CABFPAC) was established in 2009, after a small group of civic minded Cuban/Americans came to the realization that Hispanics, in Broward County needed a voice.  We were formed as a non-partisan group, with members from all political parties and perspectives.  We are committed to empowering the Hispanic community, as a whole, by sharing our knowledge and experience in public policy debates at the local, county, and state level and where appropriate, assisting issues campaigns through education and financial support.

The CABFPAC has come a long way, since its inception in March of 2009.  Our members believe in our mission statement.  Although the CABFPAC was founded by Cuban/Americans, our doors are open to all Hispanics and anyone interested in helping us make a better community.  CABFPAC members meet monthly to discuss important public policy issues and to find ways to motivate and unite the Hispanic community in becoming better citizens.

 

Broward REC Releases Business Plan for Fundraising Appeal

As Chairman during a presidential election year, I know how important our fundraising successes are, and that it is equally important that our money is spent in a wise and effective manner.  Our business plan, which I have posted below, was successful in raising over $25,000 from new donors, and enabled us to do the largest mail out in Broward GOP history – over 90,000 mail pieces containing listings of our recommended candidates to Republican voters.

Regards,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

BROWARD REPUBLICAN PARTY FUNDRAISING APPEAL

FOR THE NOVEMBER 2012 GENERAL ELECTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Broward County, with over 570,000 registered Democrats, is by far the largest county of registered Democrats in the State of Florida.  Many do not realize that Broward is also the second largest county of registered Republicans in Florida, with over 256,000 registered Republicans.  For the past 20 years, every Republican statewide candidate getting just 35% of the total vote of Broward County always wins Florida.  A Republican voter turnout of at least 75% in Broward County can ensure that the total vote in Broward reaches at least 36% for the Romney/Ryan ticket which will also help all Republican candidates down the ballot.  (See Page 6 for more information.)  Funding for our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Program outlined here can guarantee these results.  We are asking for your financial support for one or more of our GOTV Programs detailed below so that we can fulfill our mission of maximizing Republican voter turnout in Broward County.

We begin by detailing the Broward Republican Party’s GOTV program for the August 2012 primary election and the resulting benefits.  We then analyze our recommendations for a full November 2012 GOTV program and request your financial support so that we can achieve our goals.  Any funds received will only go towards these GOTV programs and not any other incidental or staff expenses.

  1. I.                   GOTV Program for the August 2012 Primary & Positive Results Produced

In August 2012, the Broward Republican Executive Committee (BREC), also known at the Republican Party of Broward, engaged a GOTV program that produced the following results:

  • Every single one of our recommended candidates in the nonpartisan races either won outright in August or made it to the November runoff.
  • We contributed $5,000 to Katie Leach’s campaign for School Board; she became the first Republican candidate elected to the Broward School Board since 2000.
  • 10,000 more Republicans voted than in the comparable 2008 primary.  This was an almost 50% increase in Republican voter turnout.
  • Republicans who chose to vote via absentee ballot grew from 23% in the 2008 primary to 39.5% in the 2012 primary.

The August 2012 GOTV program consisted of the following:

  • 13,000 GOTV Postcards containing BREC’s contact info and asking voters to contact BREC for our recommendations in the nonpartisan races. Thousands of calls were fielded at our party headquarters as a result of this mailing.
  • Robocalls were sent out to over 25,000 Republicans, included all those who received an absentee ballot, resulting in more callbacks to the party headquarters.
  • 5,000 “Dear Neighbor” Precinct Letters were sent out.  These letters arrive in the name of an Executive Committee members and are sent to all the Republicans in their respective precincts introducing themselves and informing Republican voters of party recommendations.  You can find an example at the end of this presentation.  Voters generally pay more attention to a letter from one of their neighbors, and these letters are unlike anything they will receive from a candidate.  In every precinct where these letters were mailed, the recommended candidates vastly outperformed their countywide performance (usually by more than 20%) as well as their performance in neighboring precincts where letters were not utilized.  The Republican voter turnout in these precincts was as much as double that of the countywide average.
  • Every BREC member (there are 400) was provided with a list of those Republicans who requested an absentee ballot in order to contact these voters in their precincts and ensure that they voted their ballot.
  • This was done at the cost of approximately $7,000.
  1. II.                Plans for a Complete November GOTV Program (See Page 7 for more information)

 Voter turnout is dramatically different in the November general election as compared with the August primary.  Of the 1,100,949 registered voters in Broward County, we can expect a turnout between 73% to 75%, or up to 825,000 voters.  This is more than seven times the turnout in August.  The costs associated with turning out the Republican voters also increases.  We present our recommendations to maximize turnout below.

  • A.                MAXIMIZE ABSENTEE VOTER TURNOUT.  We need to turn out at least 75% of the registered Republican voters in Broward County to meet our goals.  This is 192,318 Republicans.  We estimate that 84,000 Republican voters in Broward will apply for absentee ballots.   We estimate that a minimum of 63,000 and a maximum of 76,000 of these Republican voters will vote their absentee ballot.  Studies have shown that voters with an absentee ballot mailed to them are much more likely to vote.  However, they still need to be pushed to mail their ballot in and can always use recommendations on how to vote.

The “Dear Neighbor” letters mentioned above proved especially powerful in increasing Republican voter turnout and in increasing the percentage of the vote for our recommended candidates.

Robocalls are most useful when reinforcing an existing message that a voter receives in print.  We have found that when engaged via a “Dear Neighbor” letter and robocalls, Republican voters receiving an absentee ballot are much more likely to actually vote their ballot.

Estimated Cost of “Dear Neighbor” letters mailed to 84,000 Republicans:                 $42,000

Estimated Cost of Robocalls to these 84,000 Republicans:                                           $  2,200

  1. B.                 MAXIMIZE MORE INFREQUENT AND NEWLY REGISTERED REPUBLICAN VOTER TURNOUT.  We know that anyone who voted in 2, 3 or 4 of the last four elections for which data is available (the 2008 General Election, 2010 Primary Election, 2010 General Election, and 2012 Presidential Preference Primary) is almost certainly going to vote in the November 2012 election.

Thus, we will focus on those Republicans who:

  • only voted in 1 of the last four elections (65,827 Republicans), or are
  • newly registered Republicans who have not yet voted (12,256 Republicans).

This is a total of 78,083 voters.  There will be some overlap of these Republicans with those who will be receiving an absentee ballot, so the estimates will be slightly overstated below.

Estimated Cost of “Dear Neighbor” letters mailed to these 78,083 Republicans:      $39,000

Estimated Cost of Robocalls to these 78,083 Republicans                                   $  2,100

Total of A and B:                                                                                                               $85,300

Our main focus will be in pushing our Absentee Chase and “Dear Neighbor” Projects.

In succeeding pages of this proposal, you can read about our other efforts at winning this November.  Page 11 details how the Broward Republican Party challenged the Broward Supervisor of Elections and successfully got an Early Voting site placed in the Republican “East Side” of Broward.

You can also read on Page 12 about the Broward Republican Party’s successful efforts at uncovering and removing hundreds of dead voters from the Broward County rolls.  These efforts gained national media attention.

We request your financial support so that we can achieve our goals.  Any funds received will only go towards the GOTV programs referenced in this proposal and not any other incidental or staff expenses.  You can read about the costs of other advertising initiatives on Page 4.

We thank you for the time you are taking to read our proposal.

Any contribution that you can make will assist us in our GOTV efforts and help ensure Republican victories in Broward County.

Please contact me with any questions at 954-298-9121.

Warmest Regards,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

Broward Republican Executive Committee

 

OTHER ADVERTISING COSTS OUTLINED

 

Broward Republican Voter Guide

$7,000 for Newsprint Production of 100,000 pieces.

 

Clear Channel Outdoor / Broward & Palm Beach County (billboards)

$ 5,000 for Turnpike

$ 6,000 for I-95

$ 8,500 for I-595

$ 5,000 for other expressways not listed above

$ 2,500 for surface street bulletins

(Include $7000 for production of vinyl billboard)

(All postings are for 4 weeks)

Digital production costs

$ 4,500 for digital bulletin

$ 2,000 for digital poster

 

 “Lifestyle Magazines”

Weston Lifestyle (10K)

Estate Lifestyle (Davie, Cooper City) (10K)

Las Olas Lifestyle (10K)

Parkland Lifestyle (10K)

Coral Springs Lifestyle (10K)

The costs are:

$1,350 for full page ad in 3 issues;

$ 850 for ½ page ad in 3 issues;

$ 450 for ¼ page ad in 3 issues

$ 250 for 1/6 page ad in 3 issues;

$ 850 for 4-color glossy postcard insert (1 side)

 

South Florida Times

$ 2,600 for full page ad;

$ 1,400 for half page ad;

$ 600 for quarter page ad;

$ 350 for eighth page ad

 

Westside Gazette

$ 4,515 for full page ad;

$ 2,257 for ½ page ad;

$ 1,470 for 1/3 page ad;

$ 1,128 for ¼ page ad;

$ 551 for 1/8 page ad;

Also, can insert pre-printed materials for $200/1,000 (up to 8 pages)

 

South Florida Business Journal

$ 4,208 for full page

$ 4,089 for ¾ page ad

$ 3,281 for Island ad

$ 2,781 for ½ page ad

$ 2,369 for 3/8 page ad

$ 1,720 for ¼ page ad

$ 1,030 for 1/8 page ad

 

Town Talk TV (17,000 subscriber homes in Coral Springs or 17,000 subscriber homes in Weston)

(All ads run for 6 weeks; all ads seen 44 times/day) (Good for commissioners, Robert Sutton)

$ 51 15-second ad

$ 101 30-second ad

$ 126 45-second ad

$ 176 60-second ad

$ 201 75-second ad

 

Sun-Sentinel

Sunday rates

$ 13,860 full page

$ 6,930 ½ page

$ 4,620 1/3 page

$ 9,900 5/7 page

Daily rates

$ 8,694 full page

$ 4,347 ½ page

$ 2,898 1/3 page

$ 6,210 5/7 page

(color add 25%; purchase by specific section add 10%)

(also rates available by community area: NW, NE, Central W (Weston Sunrise , Plantation), SW, SE)

 

Pelican (good for Mack & Hasner, Bogdanoff & Moraitis)

(All prices for 4 week run per week)

Full page: $ 678.13 B&W; $ 930.00 color

½ page: $ 328.13 B&W; $ 450.00 color

¼ page V: $ 157.50 B&W; $ 216.00 color

¼ page H: $ 170.63 B&W: $ 234.00 color

 

Bus costs

Bus bench or shelter:

Bench: $ 175 per month per location

Shelter: $ 250 per month per location per face (streets typically have 2 faces)

Billboard: $ 2,500 (Turnpike); $ 5,000 (I-95)

(Figure $125 for production and $25 for posting)

 


 

BROWARD REPUBLICAN VOTING PATTERNS

 

There are 256,424 Registered Republican voters in Broward County as of 7/31/2012.

 

Their voting patterns are as follows:

 

35,141 Voted 4 in of 4 last elections (2012 PPP, 2010 General, 2010 Primary, 2008 General)

38,388 Voted in 3 of 4 last elections

50,383 Voted in 2 of 4 last elections (likely only vote in general elections)

65,827 Voted in 1 of 4 last elections (likely only vote in Presidential general elections)

12,256 Voted in 0, but newly registered since 2010 general election

54,429 Voted in 0 of 4 last elections (but excludes newly registered voters, likely the deceased,

people who only register to get homestead, people who have moved, etc.)

=256,424 Total registered Republicans in Broward County (SOE figures, July 31, 2012)

 

For the purposes of the 2012 November General election, we will want to focus on turning out the 65,827 “1” voters as well as the 12,256 newly registered voters.  We will educate the more frequent voters in how to vote in the nonpartisan races, but the top of the ticket will need help in ensuring these 1 voters and newly registered voters turn out.

OUR GET OUT THE VOTE PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 2012

 

Voting by absentee ballot has increased dramatically since 2008. In a projection from the recently concluded 2012 primary election, we predict that a record number of registered Republicans in Broward County will vote by absentee ballot.

 

Case in point: In the 2008 August primary election, 21,878 Republicans cast ballots. A minimum of 32,110 Republicans voted in the August 2012 primary, an increase of almost 50%. Conversely, total voter turnout fell from 11.41% in August 2008 to 10.70% in August 2012 due to decreased Democratic turnout. (Final August 2012 numbers are not in as they results have not been certified by the Broward County Supervisor of Elections.)

 

As of this writing the total number of registered voters has increased from 1,008,836 in November 2008 to 1,100,949 as of July 31, 2012. The number of registered Republicans has increased from 246,109 in November 2008 to 256,424 (July 31, 2012).

 

In November 2008, John McCain received 56,556 votes by absentee ballot in Broward County—41.46% of the total absentee vote. Conversely, Senator McCain’s total vote in Broward County was 237,724 or 32.34% of the total vote cast.

 

As such, we predict that a minimum of 63,000 votes and up to 76,000 votes will be cast via absentee ballot by Republicans in Broward County for the Romney/Ryan ticket. Our goal is to get 75% of those registered Republicans applying for absentee ballot (which we estimate to be 84,000) to vote, thus narrowing the Obama/Biden majority in the county and making viable a Romney victory in Florida. (The Republican Party of Florida has set as our goal a 75% turnout of Republicans in the county.)

 

Moreover, ensuring a strong Republican absentee effort will help all downballot Republicans and favored nonpartisan candidates. This will bolster the chances of electing Governor Scott’s appointments and the reelection of Sheriff Lamberti, Senator Bogdanoff, and Representative Moraitis as well as other GOP challengers.

 

In the August 2012 primary, the BREC mailed 13,000 GOTV Postcards containing BREC’s contact info and asking voters to contact BREC for our recommendations in the nonpartisan races. Thousands of calls were fielded at our party headquarters as a result of this mailing.

 

An effort that has worked well over the years (and particularly in the recent primary) has been a “Dear Neighbor” letter that has been used extensively throughout certain precincts in Broward. A generic “Dear Neighbor” letter would be customized to precinct committeemembers who wish to reach out to their neighbors with a local touch.

 

In August 2012, the BREC mailed out 13,000 get-out-the-vote postcards as per above and made approximately 25,000 robocalls. About 5,000 “Dear Neighbor” letter were sent. The results:

 

– Turnout of almost 50% above 2008 primary

– Thousands of response telephone calls to Republican headquarters

– Katie Leach elected outright to School Board (first Republican since 2000)

– Donna Korn led Franklin Sands in School Board election with November runoff

-Every single GOP recommendation in non-partisan races won outright or made it to the

November general election (school board and judicial elections)

 

This was a minor operation that cost about $7,000 and produced sizable results. To replicate the same for November would cost:

 

  1. A.    ABSENTEE CHASE CAMPAIGN

$42,000 “Dear Neighbor” letter mailed to 84,000 Republicans via bulk mail (political) with

1 general informative page (early voting days and hours, local polling place, etc.)

and 1 page of recommendations

$2,200  Robocalls to these 84,000 Republican voters

 

The rough breakdown of Republican voters in Broward County is as follows, based on voting patterns:

 

35,141 Voted 4 in of 4 last elections (2012 PPP, 2010 General, 2010 Primary, 2008 General)

38,388 Voted in 3 of 4 last elections

50,383 Voted in 2 of 4 last elections (likely only vote in general elections)

65,827 Voted in 1 of 4 last elections (likely only vote in Presidential general elections)

12,256 Voted in 0, but newly registered since 2010 general election

54,429 Voted in 0 of 4 last elections (but excludes newly registered voters, likely the deceased,

others who are still registered)

256,424 Total registered Republicans in Broward County (SOE figures, July 31, 2012)

 

Although the postcards and “Dear Neighbor” letters will have some degree of overlap, we would definitely mail to the newly registered voters and those who voted in 1 of 4 past elections, a total of 78,083 letters. (Also, we can match in spreadsheets the 0 and 1 voters against the absentee postcards per above to winnow down this number.)

 

  1. B.     INFREQUENT & NEW VOTER CHASE

$39,000 Estimated cost of “Dear Neighbor” letters mailed to newly registered and 1 voters

(78,083 Republicans total from above)

$2,100 Robocalls to these voters

 

TOTAL COSTS:

$ 85,300 Total cost for general election mailing campaign

 

(A further note on analysis of above voting patterns. Anyone who voted in 2, 3 or 4 of the past 4 elections is almost certainly going to vote in November. Some of these people will be covered in the “Dear Neighbor” letters; some are already active in BREC. We are not going to make a deliberate effort to contact these voters, particularly the “high information” voters as they will actively seek out information on the candidates and election process.)

 

Some further follow-up work can be done by BREC committeemen and campaign volunteers. Along with the “Dear Neighbor” letter noted above, committeemen and committeewomen are given lists with telephone numbers and addresses of people who have requested absentee ballots in their precincts. Some voters never list their telephone numbers (or the numbers are not longer operative), so this is an effective, but incomplete, way of reaching absentee voters. (A concentrated campaign, such as above, made the difference for Allen West who defeated Ron Klein in 2010 on the strength of absentee ballots cast for him. In fact, Congressman West’s absentee margin was 60% of his total victory margin. BREC Vice Chairman Colleen Stolberg headed up the absentee campaigns for Allen West in 2008 and 2010.)

 

BREC members and volunteers will also walk door-to-door, hold meet-and-greets for the candidates and otherwise publicize their campaigns in their precincts. While traditional and effective, these efforts will not bring Broward County to the 75% Republican turnout goal set by the Republican Party of Florida.

 

Based on our experience in the August 2012 primary (and years in politics), we conclude that we can surpass the 75% threshold with an investment of about $83,500 for a series of coordinated, targeted mailings. Along with the traditional GOTV use of committeemen and volunteers, we believe that a Romney vote can exceed 36% of the total number of ballots cast in Broward County. This will hamper the Democratic vote margin from Broward County and make viable a Romney victory in Florida.

 

Later in this business plan, ways to reduce the Democratic vote is discussed in “The State of Voter Registration in Broward County.” This is another strategy to increase the Republican margin in Broward County.

 

 

 

 

 

BARACK OBAMA’S 2012 CAMPAIGN EFFORTS,

VOTER REGISTRATION IN BROWARD COUNTY & WHAT THE BROWARD REPUBLICAN PARTY IS DOING

 

On December 13, 2011—11 months before the November 6, 2012, election—Barack Obama’s re-election campaign opened its Broward County headquarters at:

 

3300 Inverrary Boulevard

Lauderhill, Florida

 

It is being run by Organizing for America, a “community organizing project of the Democratic National Committee.” In other words, this is Barack Obama’s local campaign office. The website testifies to the importance of Broward County to Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Marked “This location is shown only to members,” it reads:

 

Voter Registration Training

Every Thursday at 6:30PM, the Organizing for America Office at 3300 Inverrary Boulevard in Lauderhill (just north of Oakland Park Blvd.), there will be a voter registration training. It will last about one hour, and if you are interested call Meaghan Hardy at [masked].”

 

Broward County is the Democratic Party’s stronghold in Florida. Obama For America has stated that it expects to raise more than $1 billion to see that Barack Obama is re-elected this year. In 2008, his campaign spent $532,946,511—a little more than half a billion dollars, or about 50% of what the campaign plans to raise and spend in 2012.

 

A significant amount of money will have to go into Broward County. It is the most Democratic county in the swing state of Florida. Broward is the county where the highest percentage of Democrats are unregistered. The strategy is simple and clear.

 

This is why the Broward County headquarters was opened so early, one of the first in the state. This is why there are voter registration training sessions every Thursday night. This is why the Obama campaign currently has 4 such offices operating in Broward County, and the campaign helped set up 194 State of the Union TV watch parties earlier in February.

 

The Obama re-election campaign is wasting no time attempting to register new voters.

 

Since the federal judge ruled that the 2-day deadline for turning voter registrations was “too harsh” and unilaterally extended it to 10 days, third party registration desks have been appearing all over Broward County neighborhoods with a preponderance of registered Democrats. This is a potential project all its own.

 

THE BROWARD REPUBLICAN PARTY’S EFFORTS AT VOTER REGISTRATION

 

The Broward Republican Party also has an active Voter Registration Committee.  We have already met out goals as outlined by the Republican Party of Florida.  However, we are pushing hard to register new Republicans to combat the Obama campaign’s efforts.

 

We appreciate your time in reading this proposal. 2012 will be a make-or-break year for the United States as we know it. We are all willing to put in the necessary time and energy to make this project work.


THE BROWARD REPUBLICAN PARTY SUCCESSFULLY GAINS AN “EAST SIDE” EARLY VOTING SITE

 

The Broward Republican Executive Committee Board also noticed a disturbing trend whereby all of the Early Voting sites were located in the most Democratic areas of Broward.  We challenged the Supervisor of Elections on this issue using statistical analyses about voting trends and early voting.  We succeeded in gaining an additional early voting location in the heavily Republican east side of Broward County.  This was also important because it meant that the Supervisor had less funds to allocate towards another location in a heavily Democratic area.

 


 

THE STATE OF VOTER REGISTRATION IN BROWARD COUNTY

 

In December 2011, letters and voter registration forms were sent via First Class U.S. mail to 1,025 registered Republican voters in the five Palm Aire precincts (upper-middle and middle-class suburb of Fort Lauderdale). The names were obtained from a list of registered voters provided by the office of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections earlier that month.

 

Nearly 20% (201) letters were returned. Many voters had moved elsewhere in Broward County and throughout Florida. Some voters moved out of state, and some were deceased. (A handful of letters were sent to snowbirds who were temporarily away.)

 

If this is the condition of the voter the voter registration list of registered Republicans in Palm Aire, can you image what the current overall list of 1,100,949 voters is like? (Total from Supervisor of Elections web site, July 31, 2012.)

 

BROWARD REPUBLICAN PARTY’S SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS AT REMOVING DEAD VOTERS FROM THE ROLLS

 

Seeing the above situation, the Broward Country Republican Party selected a list of 2,100 Broward County residents who died in the year 2011 (9,985 total). We then ran them against the voter registration rolls of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. Twenty-three percent of the deceaseds—481 in total—were still listed on the SOE’s website as being active and current voters. This garnered much media attention and some clips can be seen at www.youtube.browardgop. The SOE was forced to cancel a community meeting and hold a press conference to instead address these findings. All 481 deceased voters have since been removed from the rolls.

 

THE BROWARD SOE HAS NOT BEEN COMPLYING WITH THE PROCEDURES FOR REMOVING INACTIVE VOTERS

 

By the Broward County Supervisor of Elections’ own admission, about 150,000 voters should be removed from the voting rolls (August 31, 2011, press release, “Supervisor of Elections to Begin Required Voter Rolls Clean Up”). These are voters who have not voted in the two preceding federal elections (2008 and 2010) and were sent three letters requesting current address information. (Either the letter was returned as undeliverable or no response was made by the voter.)

 

Yet these voters have not been removed. Along with the press release (attached at the end of this business plan) are the number of “Active Voters by Precinct” from the web site of the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. Here are the numbers from the official Supervisor of Elections web site:

 

Democrat        Republican      Totals (includes NPAs, others)

Aug. 2011       554,692           248,917           1,060,116

Sept. 2011       559,035           250,523           1,068,961

Oct. 2011        559,936           251,072           1,071,460

Nov. 2011       Not available on web site

Dec. 2011        561,712           252,579           1,077,006

Jan. 2012         562,168           253,630           1,079,533

Feb. 2012        563,078           255,293           1,083,145

Mar. 2012        564,778           255,845           1,087,193

Apr. 2012        562,736           254,748           1,083,063

May 2012        565,763           255,357           1,089,067

June 2012        568,097           255,867           1,094,568

July 2012         570,960           256,424           1,100,949

 

Obviously, none of the 150,000 voters noted in the August 2011 press release has been removed from the rolls. Compounding this, all registered voters—Democrat, Republican, and Independent—were sent a post card (at taxpayer expense) in November 2011 allowing them to request an absentee ballot by mail—and give no reason for their request.

 

All of the information above is public record. Absentee ballot requests can be checked against the deceased and incarcerated. Registered voters can be checked by age and by address. None of this has thus far done by the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. This is one reason this business plan has been produced.

 

BENEFITS OF CLEANING UP BROWARD COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION ROLLS

 

The upcoming elections are expected to be close in Florida and Broward County. To put recent elections in perspective:

 

Year Office / candidate (party)          Florida             %age   Broward          %age

2000 President / Bush (R)                   2,912,790        48.8     177,323           30.93

2000 President / Gore (D)                   2,912,523        48.8     386,561           67.42

2008 President / McCain (R)              4,045,624        48.2     237,724           32.34

2008 President / Obama (D)               4,282,074        51.0     492,633           67.02

2008 Congress / West (R)                                                       58,861             45.42

2008 Congress / Klein (D)                                                      70,525             54.42

2010 Congress / West (R)                                                       46,146             53.78

2010 Congress / Klein (D)                                                      39,654             46.22

2010 Governor / Scott (R)                  2,619,335        48.9     140,445           33.35

2010 Governor / Sink (D)                   2,557,785        47.7     271,606           64.49

 

Clearly, the difference of a few thousand votes in Broward County can not only effect local races, but state and presidential contests as well.

 

In using data of registered voters provided by the Broward County Supervisor of Elections, one can format the materials in an Excel spreadsheet by age, address, or any other variable. Beyond desk use, this is necessary for a person going door-to-door to check registrations by a number of ways, including:

 

Address (Is the address where a person is registered to vote a vacant lot or an abandoned building?)

 

Number of voters at address (We know that there are addresses where 20 people are registered to vote in a single family residence or in a small apartment building.)

 

Age of voter (Is someone born in 1889 likely to be alive and voting? There are voters on the rolls at age 120+!)

 

Voting frequency (If someone is on the rolls, but has not voted in 4 or more years, that person should be visited to ensure that he or she is still living at that address. Or is not deceased.)

 

Name (Should Mickey Mouse be voting? Is Bruno Williams a real person—or someone’s dog?)

 

This will take a coordinated effort throughout all parts of the county, but we are working with computer professionals to examine the data and coordinate a full field voter ID program throughout all Broward County neighborhoods.

 

Along with removing the names of what the Broward County Supervisor of Elections has admitted to be 150,000 voters who should not be on the rolls—and thus eliminating that potential for fraud—there are other benefits to cleaning up the rolls:

 

Sending a signal to others who might be tempted to vote, but would not cast a fraudulent ballot knowing that an independent force is monitoring the process;

 

Pressuring the Supervisor of Elections to be proactive in taking steps to remove fraudulent voters and cleaning up the rolls;

 

Finally, identifying voters along the way who are favorable to conservative causes. For example, someone may have just moved to an address. If he or she is favorable, a voter registration form can be given to the new resident to fill out and send to the Supervisor of Elections. (Likewise, if a conservative voter has moved from an address, he or she can be tracked down at the new address through other databases and mailed a voter registration form at the new address.)

 

Finding voters fraudulently registered in two states can help election officials remove the person from two (or more) different voter rolls. Consider how tight the 2008 presidential election was in the following battleground states that narrowly went to Barack Obama:

 

State                            Obama             %age   McCain           %age

Ohio                            2,940,044        51.5     2,677,820        46.9

Pennsylvania               3,276,363        54.6     2,655,885        44.3

Virginia                       1,959,532        52.6     1,725.005        46.3

North Carolina            2,142,651        49.7     2,128,474        49.4

Indiana                        1,374,039        50.0     1,345,648        48.9

 

Software exists to identify and match voters of the same name and date of birth in all of these states for further investigation. We can use other databases to obtain information to ensure that voters are not mistakenly being identified as the same person when in fact they are two different individuals with the same name and date of birth.

 

Broward County is the test pilot of this program for the state and the nation. While some work has been attempted in this area, 2012 marks the first time that the voter identification software has been developed to the point where it can be discern people registered in more than one state (or in more than one location in a county or in various counties in a given state, for that matter).

 

During the past three years we have created a base of active, hard-working conservatives who are willing to devote the time and energy to identifying people who are incorrectly registered, registered multiple times, moved from the county, or deceased.

 

If this program works in Broward County, it can be exported to other counties in Florida facing similar situations such as Orange, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, and Duval. Eventually the program can be implemented throughout the United States.

 

Everything begins in Broward.

 

Success in this endeavor can lead to other investigative projects that are in the nascent stages, including:

 

Obtaining a list of convicted felons and running it against a list of felons whose civil rights have been restored. If you do not believe that others are interested in the “felon voting project” for different reasons, please see the August 1, 2012, press release from the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, “Thousands of rights restoration notifications gathering dust in Capitol” at the end of this plan.

 

Obtaining absentee ballots marked “undeliverable” from the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office and checking the status of the voters who “ordered” an absentee ballot that could not be sent to the requested address. As of this report, approximately 62,000 of the 102,000 absentee ballots (of 1,100,000 total registered voters) sent by the Supervisor of Elections have not been “cast and returned” (i.e., legally voted). While the undeliverable voter’s names will not be released before the August 14 primary, this is public record and can be obtained afterwards.

 

Obtaining absentee ballots that have not been “cast and returned” since the signature on the return envelope does not match the signature on file. Again, the mismatched signature names will not be released before the August 14 primary, but this is public record and can be obtained afterwards.

 

This is a separate effort from the GOTV efforts outlined in the first part of this business plan.  Depending on the commitment you and your associates are willing to make, we can produce a separate cost analysis to achieve these goals.  The exact nature of the plan – and its eventual rollout and future implications – are something that w would address in a face-to-face presentation.

RNC gives delegates, residents sense of ‘pride’

On the Republican National Convention floor, Florida delegates and Tampa Bay area residents were optimistic about what the convention has meant and will mean to the region.

On the Republican National Convention floor, Florida delegates and Tampa Bay area residents were optimistic about what the convention has meant and will mean to the region.

RNC gives delegates, residents sense of ‘pride’

 

By Micah Grimes, Web Editor
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

TAMPA — 

On the Republican National Convention floor, Florida delegates and Tampa Bay area residents were optimistic about what the convention has meant and will mean to the region.

“It clearly is going to be a benefit for the entire metro area and it’s going to give us an international boost … an economic boost for decades to come,” Florida at large delegate John Giotis, of Clearwater Beach, said from the RNC convention floor. “It’s clearly an honor for Tampa and the surrounding communities” to host the RNC.

Florida Broward County delegate Richard DeNapoli, sitting next to Giotis, added that the convention has been a “very exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Tampa resident David Watson cited the influx of people into the Bay area as an inherent positive and an economic boom. “Also the nice [media] coverage,” he added. “Hopefully it will be good to attract those who want to come and vacation here.”

For Florida Congressional District 11 Chairman and Florida delegate A.J. Matthews, holding the event in the Tampa Bay area was a moment of pride that will have far-reaching effects.

Matthews said he hasn’t been able to take part in much of the outside social activities that come with the RNC as he has volunteered to help in the mornings and served as a delegate in the evenings.

“As a political leader, it’s important to me to represent, to give back and really become part of the movement that has made this convention happen.” The Tampa resident said that it gave him a very significant sense of pride that it has been held in “my backyard.”

The three delegates didn’t speak to the delayed busing issues reported by Bay News 9’s partner newspaper the Tampa Bay Times, but an Indiana delegate who asked to not be identified said he was somewhat unhappy with how the RNC’s delegate busing has progressed.