Lamberti’s Campaign Is Moving. . .Finally


Republican Sheriff Al Lamberti’s campaign starting gathering steam in the last week after sitting stalled and almost invisible for months.

It’s about time. There is less than two weeks until Election Day.

There has been some negative ads aimed at Democratic opponent Scott Israel.There have been lots of ads touting the good points of Lamberti on broadcast television.

Lamberti has been shaking hands with the public at meet-and-greets.

Not all is good, though.

In an ominous sign, the campaign is still trying to find volunteers to cover polling places three days after early voting started.

There are 15 early voting locations.

Makes one wonder if Lamberti will have enough volunteers to cover the hundreds of polling places for 12 hours on election day?


10 Responses to “Lamberti’s Campaign Is Moving. . .Finally”

  1. gemman45 says:

    Lamberti is the MAN! He has been a good sheriff after that asshold Jenne used the office for his own public gain and Israel has given us no reason to vote againstSheriff Lamberti. VOTE FOR AL LAMBERTI.

  2. mister courthouse says:

    R.I.P. Lamberti

  3. buddy loves me he loves me not says:

    looks like lil scotty rothstein hus bought himself a blog

    first the obvious roger stone special plant of a story about jenne giving isreal 120k so it looks like israel is in bed with jenne and rothstein.

    then the kiss but rothstein bios

    now the pro lamberti article

    lil mis ali and scotty must be proud

    you forgot to mention that israel has campaign people at every early voting can go to all the hoity toity wine and cheese fundraisers he wants and shake hands but the dem voters could care less and are voting for israel

  4. Volunteers? says:

    Lamberti raised tons of money in this race. One of the few advantages of being a republican in this county. So why isn’t he hiring poll workers?

    FROM BUDDY: A very good question. Democratic candidates have been hiring poll workers for years. Maybe he has a plan to do just that.

  5. slant by Buddy says:

    Hey Buddy:

    Why don’t you tell your bloggers that Ali Waldman(your good friend)is Lame-Berti’s campagin treasurer? Oh, and why didn’t you mention how much money she and her friends contributed to his campaign? Don’t you think you should disclose your conflict? Some things never change. One day you will wake up. But for me, you will always be the greatest journalist Broward has ever had! You just haven’t figured it out yet. I don’t fault you for that. It’s hard to finally realize when you are being used.

  6. Carol says:

    Gaining steam? One ad? That’s not gaining steam, that’s called, Oops, we have all this money and forgot to spend it. Lamberti missed the boat. Start packing up that fancy office Al. It was yours only temporarily.

  7. Carol says:

    P.S. Buddy, you are a much better journalist than this. Get that fire in your belly again. Start asking the hard questions!

  8. Groundgame says:

    Lamberti is running his campaign like he runs BSO, erratic. There is something to be said to have the entire republican party running your campaign and not having the ground game going three days into the election. This clearly demonstrates that he is not qualified for the office if he can’t run a local campaign.

    Lamberti, like McCain, has recieved bad advice. He used his uniform and BSO equipment in his advertisements in violation of the Hatch Act and he failed to identify himself as a republican candidate on his written materials. He doesn’t know the law he is sworn to protect. The good thing for him is that he is too incompetant to catch himself breaking the law.

    His positive ad gives the impression that he is riding around in a patrol car giving out parking tickets. Instead, he should be demonstrating that he is a leader. I dont want a sheriff that is cruising around looking for busted tail lights, I want a leader that is in a conference room with deputies planning on protecting us.

    His negative ad is a positive for Israel. It demonstrates that Israel is active and is willing to do what it takes to protect us. If Israel has complaints on his record it shows that he is actively pursuing criminals. Criminals always complain about being caught. The ad clearly says that Israel was investigated, so what? Every cop that fires his weapon is investigated regardless of circumstance. People know this.

    Too late to pick up steam now. He had to purchase his teevee time three months ago. He had to get his ground game going to touch the voters months ago. He has a lot of signs and banners, but so did that “Shak” guy who recieved 300 votes. That only translates to signs and banners, not votes.

    What a goofball.

  9. So Lamberti Takes Money from Drug Runners says:

    Here’s an article from the Miami Herald today. I guess Lamberti gives us all what we want in a Sheriff — a guy beholden to felons involved in pollluting our streets with drugs.

    Leader in past drug smuggling ring gives to Lamberti.

    A company owned by a man who prosecutors described as a leader in a drug smuggling operation in the 1980s has donated to Sheriff Al Lamberti’s campaign.

    World Jet, an aviation company at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, gave the Republican candidate $500 in September.

    Company owner Reginald Don Whittington, Lamberti and his campaign manager could not be reached for comment about the donation.

    Whittington pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the IRS and filing a false income tax return in 1987, according to Miami Herald news archives. He served about 18 months in prison. His brother Bill was imprisoned for importing marijuana and income tax evasion. The brothers forfeited $7 million in assets to the federal government as part of the plea deal.

    Starting in the late 1970s, Bill smuggled tons of marijuana by boat from Columbia to Florida while Don laundered the profits by investing in yachts, businesses and other sources.

    The brothers were famous auto racing champions who won the 24 hours of Le Mans race in the 1970s.

    Posted by Amy Sherman

  10. Wiley Thompson says:

    This is Wiley Thompson. As a former assistant director of the FBI and former Democratic candidate for Sheriff, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you why I crossed party lines and am voting to keep Al Lamberti as Sheriff of Broward County. From community leaders such as city mayors, commissioners, and state legislators – to media outlets such as the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald, to other civic organizations including the Police Benevolent Association, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Association of Firefighters, the Teamsters Local 769, and the Broward 10-13 Club, we collectively believe that Sheriff Al Lamberti is the most qualified candidate to lead the 6300 employee agency in a full term of office.

    When Al Lamberti was appointed Sheriff last year, history was made at the Broward Sheriff’s Office. For the first time in its 93-year history, a Sheriff came up through the ranks. Al Lamberti started as a Detention Deputy in the jail and worked his way through the agency in various positions before being appointed Sheriff by the Governor last year. Coupled with his experience in almost every department within the agency, Al Lamberti’s three decade plus career at the Broward Sheriff’s Office gives him a much stronger advantage than that of his opponent – an outsider – who recently resigned as police chief of North Bay Village, a twenty-man plus agency in North East Miami-Dade County.

    The Sun-Sentinel says that if voters choose along party lines in the race for Sheriff, they would be making a mistake since partisan politics has no place in law enforcement. Professionalism over politics is why the Sun-Sentinel endorsed Al Lamberti for a full term as Sheriff stating “it’s about competence and integrity.” In support of professionalism over politics, Al Lamberti’s opponent was a lifelong Republican until he switched parties when passed over by Governor Crist for an appointment as Sheriff. The Miami Herald – in endorsing Sheriff Al Lamberti – stated that his opponent “would have a steep learning curve in directing a multifaceted agency with a $700 million budget and 6,300 employees.”

    If you draw comparisons, you will realize there are none between Sheriff Al Lamberti and that of his opponent. Change for change sake is irresponsible. The size and multi-faceted complexities of the Broward Sheriff’s Office demands the most seasoned and experienced on-the-job professional, not someone who switched his lifelong party affiliation to advance a career. With that said, I hope you will join me in supporting Sheriff Al Lamberti and vote to retain him as Sheriff of Broward County on November 4th.

    Wiley Thompson