Bogdanoff Could Face Two Multimillionaires For Senate Seat


You would think my son would keep me informed about his boss Ellyn Bogdanoff’s future.

No such luck. 

I had to learn about Bogdanoff’s latest plans from today’s  Their blog posting is here from their very able Tallahassee writer Josh Hafenbrack

Bogdanoff said she is running for state Senate if her friend, Senate President Jeff Atwater, leaves his seat.  Atwater is widely expected to run for Florida Chief Financial Officer.

“I‘m 99 percent sure, Bogdanoff says about the race.

Running for Atwater’s seat is not going to be easy.

Bogdanoff is little-known in the northern parts of the district, which stretches from northeast Broward to north Palm Beach County.

Complicating her campaign is that two of her potential opponents are multimillionaires — Nick Loeb of Delray Beach or/and state Rep. Carl Domino, R-Jupiter.

Loeb is the colorful scion of the New York City financial family.

The Palm Beach Post’s gossip columnist Jose Lambiet described him as a “multimillionaire trust-funder who once starred in his own sexually charged movie.

The movie was when Loeb worked at Universial studios. He had a small role in The Smokers, a film about boarding school girls sexually humiliating a man.

Loeb spend $98,000 of his own money a few years ago to run a losing race for the Delray Beach commission.  The job paid $9,000.

Domino, an investment manager, spent $270,000 of his own money to win his state House seat in 2002.  That is after he spent $210,000 to lose a state House race two years earlier.

“It would be nice if I could just write a check like these guys.  I’ve got to raise money, Bogdanoff says.

She is known as an able fundraiser. But she figures she needs $1.5 million for the race and that’s a lot of scratch.

Not all is downbeat.  Bogdanoff has some advantages:

She attended middle and high school in north Palm Beach County.  She ran in 1998 in a senate district which included Wellington.

And she currently represents a portion of Boca Raton and attends the Palm Beach Delegation meetings, so she knows the county’s issues.

“I have a lot of contacts throughout the district, Bogdanoff says.

(Note:  Aaron Nevins is Bogdanoff’s district aide.)

7 Responses to “Bogdanoff Could Face Two Multimillionaires For Senate Seat”

  1. TheBrowardRepublican says:

    kids (*sheesh*) ;o)

  2. I Wonder says:

    Does this mean that the kid Chiari finally has a real shot?

    FROM BUDDY: Not in that district. He has a future in some other seat or a city race.

  3. Ellyn says:

    She would make a great senator, but I don’t think she can win in Palm Beach county

  4. TheBrowardRepublican says:

    Just as an FYI, Nick Loeb previously filed on April 2nd, and is currently running, for Florida House District 87 (Adam Hasner was term-limited out).

    Nick, and his wife, Anna, have both been very active in helping out local charities, so this is a guy who actually walks the walk.

    Nick also had a huge fundraiser back on May 8th at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Richard DeVos (look it up) with special guest speaker Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

    If anyone has the connections, money, and dedication to the community in order to step up into Atwater’s seat, Nick would definitley be on the short list.

    You can find out more about him at

  5. Back Room GOP says:

    Nick is a phony and a fraud! Would you be happy if you donated a check to his campaign for the Florida House and he jumped races for the Senate? GET YOUR MONEY BACK!

  6. A Question says:

    Has Bogdanoff hired Roger Stone?

  7. Roger Stone To Work Against Bogdanoff : says:

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