BY BUDDY NEVINS
What’s the truth, Barbara Sharief?
You pledged not to meet with lobbyists. Then lobbyists Bernie Friedman, et. al., scheduled a fund raiser for you.
When news of it hit the media, you denounced the event. Friedman cancelled.
But the fund raiser that lobbyist George Platt, Sidney Calloway, Alex Heckler and company scheduled for you is still on for Thursday at downtown Fort Lauderdale’s The Tower Club.
Are you meeting with lobbyists or aren’t you?
We are quickly learning that you, Barbara Sharief, has an inability to tell a straight story.
Here is the fund raising e-mail distributed today.
From: “George I. Platt” <GPlatt@shutts.com>
To: “Jennifer N. Fields” <JFields@shutts.com>
Cc: “Dee Williams” <DWilliams@shutts.com>, “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:48:38 AM
Subject: Important Reminder! Barbara Sharief Fundraiser at The Tower Club, Thursday, September 30, 2010, at noon
George & Anne Platt, Sidney Calloway, Alex Heckler, Anitra Lanczi, Michael McAllister, Susan Telli
are pleased to invite you to a fundraising luncheon for
Democratic Nominee for Broward County Commission, District 8
The Tower Club
100 SE 3rd Ave., 28th Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394
Thursday, September 30, 2010
R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Fields at (954) 524-5505 or e-mail: JFields@Shutts.com
Maximum Contribution: $500 per person or entity. If you or your company contributed to Barbara’s campaign in the primary, you may now legally contribute again.
Please make your checks payable to: Barbara Sharief for County Commissioner. If you wish to mail your contribution, please send to:
George Platt, c/o Shutts & Bowen LLP
200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
A contribution to the campaign fundraiser is a contribution to the campaign of Barbara Sharief.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Barbara Sharief, Democrat, Candidate for Broward County Commission, District 8.
Legal Assistant to George I. Platt
Shutts & Bowen LLP
200 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 2100 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Direct: (954) 847-3876 | Fax: (954) 524-5506
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