Next Broward Republican Party Meeting – Monday, December 3rd, 2012 – Election of Officers

Notice to Media

Original Message to Members Posted Below

Broward GOP



 Dear Current BREC Members,
 This is the official notice for the
Broward Republican Party Meeting for the
Election of Officers
for the following positions:
Monday, December 3rd, 7 PM SHARP
Sign in begins at 6 PM
Sheraton Suites Hotel
555 NW 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(just west of Andrews Ave off of the Cypress Creek West Exit of 1-95)
Celebration for Outgoing Officers
Cake and Coffee
BREC Executive Board
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Original Email from Richard DeNapoli Date: November 23, 2012

Chairman Richard DeNapoli: Promises Made, Promises Kept

Promises Made, Promises Kept

Dear Fellow Broward Republicans,

When Colleen Stolberg and I ran for Chair and Vice-Chair two years ago, we issued an Eight Point Platform for the Almost Eight Hundred Precincts in Broward County. Below, we detail the Platform and how the promises we made were the promises we kept.

All the Best,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

“1.  GOP Unity.  By focusing on our shared conservative values and what unites us rather than on what divides us, we can build a better organization. Together, we can accomplish anything.”

  • Together, as an organization, we grew our membership and built the largest REC in the State of Florida…in the most Democrat-dominated county in Florida.  Together, we had over 300 people at every meeting.  Together we pulled in crowds of 450 at Lincoln Day 2011, over 600 at the Grand Old Party BBQ, and almost 500 at our Lincoln Day 2012.  A growing membership and blockbuster attendance at meetings and events is a sure sign of a united organization.

“2.  Growing Our Membership through the “800 Club.”  There are almost 800 precincts in Broward County.  For the upcoming elections, we should try to fill these precincts with active Committemen and Committeewomen.  Only through an active and large membership can we achieve our long-term goals of getting more Republicans elected.”

  • We added almost 200 new members in the last two years thanks to our outreach efforts.  Thanks to Vice Chair Colleen Stolberg for her amazing work building our organization.

“3.  Empowering our Members and Local Clubs.  The Board of the BREC exists to serve its committee members, and servant leaders are what we aim to be as your Chair and Vice-Chair.  We should also provide our committee members with the opportunity to make public comments at every meeting.  We must strive to give each and every committee member and club the tools they need to succeed in organizing their precincts.  The stronger our local clubs and organizations are, the stronger the Executive Committee will be.  Our local club Presidents should meet regularly and elect a Chair of the Club Presidents on a yearly basis that sits on the dais with the rest of the Board and participates in Executive Board meetings. …”

  • At our very first meeting, we allowed public comments and motions…and continued this for the last two years.
  • We provided all of our members with training manuals and precinct listsin 2011 – far in advance of the elections.
  • The Weston Club was restarted and the Republican Club of Central Broward was created.  Both quickly became very successful.  The BREC Jewish Outreach Committee was also started which in turn became very successful.
  • We offered our members a way to reach out to the Republicans in their precincts via our Precinct Letter Project.  This allowed our members to contact over 50,000 Republican households and provide them with a customized voter guide to help all of our candidates on the ballot. Though we won’t know turnout numbers by registration for a couple of weeks, in precincts where members sent letters, there was higher performance compared to neighboring similar precincts.  Additionally, the BREC sent out 40,000 of these letters and guides to areas not represented by REC members to help turn out the vote.  This assisted our preferred candidates in the nonpartisan races tremendously.  An example is Coral Springs: Every precinct in Coral Springs was covered, where Vincent Boccard and Dan Daley won election.  The entire city of Margate was covered, and our two candidates there came very close to winning their races.
  • We held regular Club Presidents meetings, and the club presidents elected Chairs of the Club Presidents (though they didn’t want to sit on the dais).

“4.  Fundraising.  We need active fundraising throughout the year through regular Lincoln Day, Reagan Day, and other functions that will enable us to hire an Executive Director to run our operations and headquarters as well as to provide more resources for our members and candidates.  As your Treasurer, Richard took it upon himself to focus on fundraising to keep our organization going through the November election.  We need to remain diligent throughout the year so we always have enough money to achieve our goals.”

  • The total of all monies raised during the last two years was revenue of $385,144.
  • Less than three months after our election, we held our first Lincoln Day, featuring Keynote Speaker Governor Scott and Special Guests RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day and Congressman Allen West.  We netted $90,000.
  • In June 2011, we held our Grand Old Party BBQ featuring Congressman Allen West and just about every Republican candidate running for office in Broward County. We netted about $15,000.
  • In September 2011, Presidency 5 we had more than 170 attendees from Broward.  This resulted in some $30,000 netted for the Republican Party of Florida, which in turn referred $4,000 to the BREC.
  • We held our second Lincoln Day in May 2012 with Keynote Speaker Attorney General Pam Bondi and Special Guests CFO Jeff Atwater and Congressman Allen West.
  • We collected tens of thousands of dollars throughout both years in our regular fundraising appeals and monthly sponsors at meetings.
  • We opened a Federal Account thanks to the hard work of Treasurer Mark McCarthy – this enabled us to make purchases of Romney/Ryan signs, bumper stickers, etc.  We distributed over 8,000 Romney/Ryan signs and bumper stickers throughout Broward – mostly paid for through contributions to the Federal account.

5.    Committees.    There is a lot of talent among our Executive Committee members.  We are all leaders of our own precincts. We need leaders for (a variety of) … committees…”

  • We appointed various members to various committees.  Colleen Stolberg managed our Membership Committee, and we added almost 200 new members
  • Michael De Gruccio spearheaded our Registration Committee, and many of our members went out doing voter registration.  The RPOF set a goal of a little more than 12,000 new Republican registrations. Together, Broward exceeded our goals with new Republican registrations of over 18,000 since the 2010 General Election.
  • Richard focused on Candidate Recruitment, and we had more candidates than at any point in recent memory, and appointed members to various leadership councils and outreach committees.
  • We held monthly charitable drives that were spearheaded by Heather Moraitis, wife of George Moraitis, our State Representative.

“6.    Technology.  As the county with the second largest number of registered Republicans in Florida, we need a website that is second to none.  Campaigns have become increasingly focused on technology, and we need to keep up with these advances while remaining focused on the time-tested, effective grassroots techniques.”

  • Richard redesigned our website and updated it regularly over the past two years.
  • Richard established our Facebook Fan page in 2011, and it has over 20,000 fans today.  We also utilized Facebook advertising to attract attendees and new members to our events and meetings.
  • Our email list has attracted over 20,000 contacts.
  • Utilizing sign-up forms online, we referred over 500 volunteers – many first time volunteers – to the Romney and Broward GOP Victory offices.
  • Richard also reached out to new people via robo calls.
  • We received accolades in local press for our advances in technology.

“7.     GOTV Training.  It can be overwhelming when someone first gets involved in our organization.  Through regular precinct training, we can help our members succeed.”

  • The Board created and designed, after consultation with the Club Presidents, the Broward GOP Precinct Training Manual, which was presented at four different training sessions throughout the four corners of Broward in November 2011.
  • This training manual was presented by Richard at an RPOF meeting and it quickly became the model for all the RECs across the state of Florida.

“8.      Shared Celebrations.  Recognizing the efforts of our local clubs, volunteers and members will promote more goodwill throughout our organization.”

  • We have thanked our members with mentions at meetings, presented lifetime achievement awards to our long serving members, presented awards to our elected officials, presented member-of-the-year awards, Young Republican of the Year awards, and recognized our host committee members for our various fundraisers in print and online advertising.

Lastly, beyond the Eight Point Platform, we also accomplished the following as an organization: 

  • We garnered national news attention when we unearthed evidence and were successful in having thousands of dead voters removed from the rolls in Broward.
  • We fought the Broward Supervisor of Elections and successfully restored an Early Voting Site to the east side of Broward (this site had the highest percentage of Republican voters of all the Early Voting sites in the August 2012 primary).
  • We fielded candidates in more races than ever in recent memory throughout the county.
  • We had the liberal League of Women Voters Guide removed from the Broward Supervisor of Election’s website.
  • We chased absentee Republican voters with robocalls, mailings, and phone banking, and had a higher return rate than the Democrats.
  • We distributed 85,000 palm card voter guides for Early Voting and Election Day, and online recommendations were downloaded over 1,000 times.
  • We remodeled the BREC HQ, and opened it up to all candidates.
  • We defended Congressman West and multiple other candidates during redistricting hearings that many of our members and officers attended.
  • We opened two Broward GOP Victory offices South of I-595, where tens of thousands of calls have been made to turn out the Republican vote.
  • Broward saw the first Republican elected to the School Board since the year 2000 when Katie Leach was elected in August, and all of our recommended candidates either won their August races outright or made it to the November election.
  • Though is was a tough year, redistricting hurt our prospects and the National Democrat surge claimed as many as five GOP incumbents (some in what many would consider “safe seats”) from the Florida State House (including the incoming Speaker Designate), two State Senate seats, and three Congressional seats, there were some bright spots in Broward County….
  • George Moraitis was reelected 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.
  • Vincent Boccard was elected Mayor of Coral Springs, and Dan Daley is a new Coral Springs City Commissioner. Republicans now hold 4 of 5 seats in Coral Springs.  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.
  • Donna Korn won election to the School Board in the at-large seat, an amazing feat in Broward County against the former Democratic Leader of the Florida House!

While there may be good election cycles and bad election cycles, you can be assured that our promises made have been our promises kept.  We will always work hard on behalf of our Republican candidates and the BREC.

All the best,

Richard DeNapoli, GOP Unity, Promises Made, Promises Kept

Richard DeNapoli & Colleen Stolberg

Original Email, “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” dated November 13, 2012

Sunday: Obama in Hollywood, Come and Wave Romney/Ryan Signs!


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


If you would like to get contact information for Republican candidates in Broward, please call us at 954-941-7775
Political advertisement paid for and approved by the Broward Republican Executive Committee.  Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Romney campaign notices Paid for by Romney for President, Inc.

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.


Richard DeNapoli, Chairman




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




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



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)





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.



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:



$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.)



$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



$ 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.









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 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 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.





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.)




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 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.




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.




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.

Richard DeNapoli Appointed to RPOF Elections and GOTV Committee


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18th, 2011.


Richard DeNapoli Appointed to the

Elections and GOTV Committee of the RPOF.  

BROWARD COUNTY, FL.  Richard DeNapoli, Chairman of the Broward Republican Executive Committee (“BREC”), was appointed by Republican Party of Florida Chairman David Bitner to the Elections and Get Out the Vote (“GOTV”) Committee of the Republican Party of Florida (“RPOF”).

Richard DeNapoli: “I am honored to have been appointed by RPOF Chairman Bitner on Thursday, February 17th, to the Elections and GOTV Committee of the RPOF.”

From Chairman Bitner: “It is my honor to announce the new members of these important committees,” said Chairman Bitner. “We are lucky to have such dedicated individuals on our team to help ensure our party remains strong going into 2012 and beyond. I look forward to working with each of these members as we continue to build our party in the coming years. …

The Elections and GOTV Committee is charged with developing and reporting to the Executive Board ways in which the Republican Party of Florida can maintain an effective volunteer force during off and election years.  This includes inventive ways for recruiting volunteers and implementing effective 72 hour efforts on a local level. This Committee should be composed of individuals who have a working knowledge on local election efforts.

Michael De Gruccio, Mark McCarthy,, David Bitner, Richard DeNapoli

Michael De Gruccio, Mark McCarthy,, David Bitner, Richard DeNapoli


BREC Meeting January 31 – Featuring Clay Shaw


JANUARY 31, 2011

Clay Shaw

Clay Shaw


More Announcements Below

BREC Meeting January 31*.

Our next BREC Meeting will take place on Monday, January 31, at the Sheraton Suites Hotel and will feature Congressman Clay Shaw as the keynote speaker. Expect some other special guests to appear as well.  We will also be making many special announcements.  Don’t miss this meeting!  Sign in begins at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.  The Sheraton Suites Hotel is located at 555 NW 62nd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 off of the Cypress Creek West exit of I-95.

RPOF Annual Meeting.

Last weekend I attended the RPOF Annual Meeting with State Committeeman Ed Kennedy, where elections were held for all of the officers of the RPOF.  Congratulations to Chairman Dave Bitner as well as all of the other officers elected!  I was proud to announce at the caucus of county chairman that Sharon Day had won her campaign for Co-Chair of the RNC.  The applause for that announcement was overwhelming.  Congratulations again to Sharon Day!

George Moraitis Open House January 19th at 5:00 PM.

Stop by the district office located at 2132 East Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 2, in Fort Lauderdale for the Open House on Wednesday, January 19th, from 5-7 pm and share your thoughts about the future of Florida.  Please RSVP if you can attend the Open House to Morris Kent at 954-762-3757 or [email protected].

Upcoming March Elections.

There are municipal elections coming up in March, and four of our very own BREC Members are candidates:

Jerry Fadgen in Plantation:

Robert Helland in Oakland Park: 754-214-6460

Shari McCartney in Oakland Park:

Jack Murphy in Miramar:

We will keep you posted on their campaign events.  Now is the time to get involved!

In Memory of Grace D. Huebenthal.

A longtime BREC member, Grace Huebenthal passed away on January 15, 2011 at the age of 92.  There will be a visitation on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 6:00pm- 8:00pm, with a service at 7:30pm at Kraeer/Mason Funeral Home and Cremation Center,6701 West Commercial Blvd. Tamarac, FL. Entombment will take place Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:00am at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens South, Plantation, FL. Please call (954) 721-3300 for more information.
With the new RPOF Board in place and BREC moving full steam ahead, this promises to be a great year for Republicans in Broward!
All the best,
Richard DeNapoli, Chairman
Republican Party of Broward County

*This meeting was originally scheduled for January 24th, but was changed due to a scheduling conflict.


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Original Email Date: January 21, 2011

Precinct Walks this Weekend for Jerry Fadgen & Shari McCartney


Jerry Fadgen

Jerry Fadgen


(Plantation Mayoral Candidate) &

Shari McCartney

Shari McCartney


(Oakland Park City Commission Candidate)


 Jerry Fadgen in Plantation

SATURDAY – Jan. 22 – 9 a.m.

Meet at Plantation City Hall, 400 NW 73rd Ave. – Plantation 33317

SATURDAY – Jan. 22 – 2 p.m.

Meet at parking lot of Walgreens, Corner of Nob Hill and Broward

SUNDAY – Jan. 23 – 1:30 p.m.

Meet at Shopping Center

One Block west Central Park Dr. & Broward

If you plan to attend, please contact Jerry at [email protected].

Shari McCartney in Oakland Park

SATURDAY – Jan. 22 – 9:00 a.m.

Meet at JJ’s diner at 9:00 (8:00 if you want to eat)

It is on Andrews Ave., one block north of Oakland Park Blvd., on the east side of street.


We will keep you posted on their campaign events.  Now is the time to get involved!
Don’t forget our BREC Meeting on Monday, January 31st – both of the above candidates will be speaking.
All the best,
Richard DeNapoli, Chairman
Republican Party of Broward County
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Original Email Date: January 21, 2011

BREC Office Open; Phone Banking for Frank Messana

starting this Wednesday
on ELECTION DAY, January 11th


Dear BREC Members,  

It’s a new year and we plan on making it the best ever!

BREC Office Open.

The BREC Office at 150 S. Andrews Ave., Ste. 370, Pompano Beach, FL 33069 is now open for regular office hours from Noon to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday.  The phone number is 954-941-7775.  Executive Director Rico Petrocelli will be at the office during these hours.  You can also reach Rico on his cell phone at 954-226-6170.

Phone Banking for Frank Messana at BREC HQ.

Wednesday, January 5 – Noon to 8 pm

Thursday, January 6 – Noon to 8 pm

Friday, January 7 – Noon to 5 pm

Fellow longtime BREC Member Frank Messana is running in a special election for a vacant seat on the Margate City Commission.  The election is next Tuesday, January 11th!  Starting this Wednesday, January 5th, at the above times, there will be phone banking at BREC Headquarters for Frank.  Calling scripts and lists will be available.  Bring your cell phone and a smile.

Frank also needs volunteers to campaign for him at the polling locations on election day.

Lastly, Frank is asking for your donations so that he can mount the most effective campaign possible.

Frank has worked hard for many years to elect Republicans as a BREC Member and past President of the Regional Republican Club.  Now is your chance to help him.

You can reach Frank directly at 754-235-0601 and visit his website at

All the best,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

Republican Party of Broward County

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Original Email: January 3, 2011

Frank Messana is Asking for Your Help as He Runs for Margate City Commission

Dear BREC Members,

Fellow longtime BREC Member Frank Messana is asking for your help in his campaign for the Margate City Commission.

Frank is running in a special election for this vacant seat, and the election is on January 11th, 2011.

Frank is ready to provide volunteers with calling scripts, walk lists, and other information.  Frank is also asking for your donations so that he can mount an effective campaign.

Frank has been a BREC Member for many years and has served as the President of the Regional Republican Club.

You can reach Frank Messana directly at 754-235-0601.

Please visit his website at

All the best,

Richard DeNapoli, Chairman

Republican Party of Broward County


Original Email Date December 24, 2010

GOP UNITY – Richard DeNapoli Thanks All Candidates

Fellow BREC Members,  

GOP UNITY.  I wish to thank Tom Truex, Jay Narang, Gene Robinson, Carolyn Kennedy, and Earl Rodney for their dedication and commitment to the Republican Party.  I hold all of them and their work for the party in the highest esteem.  The BREC will need all of their talents to achieve our common goal of getting Republicans elected.  

Congratulations to Sheela Venero, BREC Secretary and Mark McCarthy, BREC Treasurer.  I look forward to working with all of the above BREC Candidates and Officers all of our committee members to strengthen our party and elect Republicans in Broward County.  


Without a doubt, 2011 must not be business as usual for Republicans.  The Democrats will focus on rebounding after their recent defeats and they will use whatever means necessary to accomplish that goal.  It will be so important forthe BREC to focus on getting our Republican candidates elected over the next two years.

Regardless of who you may have supported in Monday night’s election, we are all Republicans and must put our differences aside and work together.

I would rather focus on our shared conservative values and what unites us rather than what may divide us.  I’d much rather fight the Democrats than each other.

The BREC board is committed to contributing our very best in 2011 and 2012 and hope that all of our members will join us.  We can’t do it alone.  We need all of you, our leaders across Broward, to contribute your talents and skills to our cause.  Together, we can accomplish anything.

God Bless America,
Richard DeNapoli, Chairman


Thank You Again!

Original Email Date: December 10, 2010