BY BUDDY NEVINS
When George LeMieux quit the U. S. Senate race this week, there were two victims in Broward – School Board candidates Katie Leach and Donna Korn.
Leach and Korn, two Republicans appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, were hoping for the support of GOP voters in the August primary. Although the School Board race is non-partisan, Leach and Korn were making sure that Republicans knew about their party pedigree.
With LeMieux out of the campaign against U. S. Rep. Connie Mack, there is no real primary. No big-money candidates pumping up the party turnout with ads and a Get-Out-The-Vote campaign.
No GOP turnout.
There is absolutely no reason for Republicans to go to the polls in Broward. Few are going to show up for a School Board race.
Is this curtains for Leach and Korn?
Obviously the Broward Teachers Union doesn’t believe so since they endorsed Leach today.
I wonder how being endorsed by the teachers union — hated in some circles of the GOP — will play in Broward Republican circles?
Another interesting point raised by RedBroward: Incumbent Robin Bartleman didn’t get a BTU endorsement. Hmmmm.
Candidates Franklins Sands, Rosalind Osgood and Nick Steffens got the nod from the BTU.
Sands and Steffens are in the anti-Mitch Ceasar flank of the Democratic Party. Is the BTU showing its hand in the ongoing party chairman fight?