BY BUDDY NEVINS
Based on the having less than $500 in her campaign bank account, Claudia Robinson appears to be the least likely candidate to win a County Court seat.
That didn’t stop her from getting the endorsement of two local fire fighters groups — Metro Broward Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 3080 and Broward County Firefighters and Paramedics, IAFF Local 4321.
Robinson is one of two local lawyers running against incumbent County Judge Ian Richards. The other challenger is Jonathan Kasen.
Richards’ campaign had less than $5,000 at the end of February, while Kasen’s had more than $60,000.
The slow pace of Robinson’s fund raising led many observers to speculate that she would drop out of the race.
Her news release this week on the endorsements addressed that subject:
“‘There have been many rumors that I would not qualify to be on the ballot,’ Robinson stated. Claudia Robinson, Esq. wishes to set the record straight, she will most certainly qualify and be on the ballot on the August 26, 2014 election. ‘The firefighters unions mentioned above who endorsed Claudia Robinson, Esq. would not have done so if they did not believe that I will qualify and be on the ballot in County Court Judge Group 27 on August 26, 2014.’”
More about Robinson, who has an interesting background, can be found here.
More about Kasen, who has the support of many of the veteran courthouse crowd, can be found here.
And another story about the race is here.