Update: Broward Republican Party’s Contribution Is Missing


Broward Commissioner Chip LaMarca’s campaign got last minute contributions from the Broward County Republican Executive Committee, but the GOP documents on the Internet don’t show the donations.

Who at BREC made the mistake?

Apparently nobody, this e-mail being circulated alleges:

From: Andrea Perri <XXXXX@browardsoe.org>
Subject: RE: Treasurer Emails
To: “Richard Denapoli” <
Date: Monday, December 6, 2010, 1:00 PM


This e-mail is being sent to confirm that the copy of the G-2 Report as well as the G-1, G-3, and G-4 Treasurer’s Reports have been filed in a timely fashion.

Andrea C. Perri

Assistant to the Public Services Director / Municipal Liaison

Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office”

The controversy erupted just before tonight’s vote for a new chair of BREC, as the Broward Republican Executive Committee is nicknamed. Party Treasurer Richard DeNapoli is one of four running and mistakes in handling the finances would reflect on him.

LaMarca’s campaign got $4,000 in money and almost $1,200 in inkind contributions between October 9-28, according to LaMarca’s contribution records on file at the Supervisor of Elections.

But the money was nowhere to be found on the BREC records on the Supervisor of Elections’ Internet site.

I’m told now that something in the computer program “corrupted” the information.  I guess that’s possible.

Note that Perri’s e-mail never states the forms were filled out completely or accurately.  It just states they have been filed.

Also note that some GOP blog sites have a favorite in the chair race.  I couldn’t care less who wins.

Does it really matter who runs BREC since it has a spotty record.  Key party favorites lost their primaries to anti-establishment candidates?

Republicans can argue about this at tonight’s meeting.

3 Responses to “Update: Broward Republican Party’s Contribution Is Missing”

  1. calfloridia says:


    The report was filed electronically on time but the file was “corrupted” and unable to post by the SOE’s vendor. Nothing nefarious but a last minute “make believe” attempt to distort Richard’s record on the day of the BREC elections by none other than Javier Manjarres, the fish bait blogger. Granted, BREC should ensure that a hard copy is on file and correct any misinformation.

    Just to make it clear, Manjarres did not contact me.

  2. Ann says:

    If any candidate had tried to use this “the dog ate my homework” excuse that the BREC is trying to use with their filing, they’d have their butts handed to them by the press and fined by the FEC.

  3. Rick says:

    So why didn’t the BREC report the filing?
    The Treasurer, now Chairman is clearly hidding something..typical Repukican politics as usual