Sheriff’s Candidate Granteed Jumps Ahead In Fund Raising



Hollywood Assistant Chief Louie Granteed leaped ahead in contributions in the sheriff’s race.

Meanwhile Scott Israel, the second Democrat running for sheriff, spent almost all the money he raised in the quarter ending Sept. 30 on consultants.


Granteed raised $88,995 and loaned his campaign another $2,500.  He spent $2,205.

Israel took in $15,035 in the quarter and spent $14, 280.

Of those expenditures, Israel spent $12,500 for consultants.  He must get around a lot, because the rest was mostly for gas.

Amy Rose’s Win On The Ground Consulting got $11,500 and Miami consultant Stephanie Bromfield got another $1,000.

Spending all that upfront cash on consulting is unusual.  I personally believe it is foolish.

Israel has now raised a total of $53,535, while Granteed has outraised him with $88,995.

Incumbent Sheriff Al Lamberti doesn’t have to report until January, but is sure to raise lot of money from generous Republicans.

22 Responses to “Sheriff’s Candidate Granteed Jumps Ahead In Fund Raising”

  1. Political Activist says:

    Hey Buddy,

    The important policital analysis is that Deputy Chief Granteed raised over $88,995.00 in one quarter compared to Israel raising $53,535.00 in two quarters as the so called 2008 Democratic Nominee. Plus, Israel already spent $14,000.00 of it. His campaign is done, he will never catch up and I believe Granteed is to strong for him.

    Deputy Chief Granteed is the right candidate for the Democratic Party. We finally have a viable Candidate who is a top cop, professional, intelligent, well liked, respected and has what it takes to win. I would like to see the Dem. Party meet an ask Israel to get out of the race. No disrespect meant to anyone, just my thoughts and many others.

  2. So Clear says:

    Scott Israel wins this primary on name recognition alone. Al is cheating himself of money he will need by forcing friends to contribute to Granteed. The same game plan will not work twice. By the way, has Granteed publicly promised not to take that cushy BSO job yet if Lamberti wins? Wonder why. Hmmm.

  3. Just Wondering says:

    When does Deputy Chief Granteed do his job in Hollywood given all the time he has to raise money? Anybody looking at his time and attendance sheets? Oh, I forgot. Patty Assef said it was OK.

  4. Dem in 2012 says:

    I suspected the ad-hominem attacks on Granteed would begin as soon as the Israel and Lamberti supporters saw firsthand how big a threat he was. His candidacy has been validated by the tremendous support he has received. he is clearly the frontrunner and a legitimate threat to end Lamberti’s tumultuous tenure as Sheriff.

    If Israel cared about the democratic party, he would drop out of the race and throw his support behind Granteed, if Granteed wants it that is.

  5. Just Wondering says:

    Looks like Pitbull, the rapper, had his agent give Granteed a fist full of $500 checks from the agent’s various companies. Isn’t that the same PitBull that got off DUI charges? Let’s add him to the list of Diane Glasser and other criminals. It’s nice to have a Sheriff on auto dial when you’re driving around drunk in the middle of the night.

  6. wow... says:

    Surprise surprise surprise, Israelites are being negative because Scotty got his rear end kicked. Boy, we called this one. The attacks from an inferior Israel and his friends pipe dreams just went down the tubes. PS: dont hate the player. hate the game…. good bye Israel, Deperna, Caccitore, Reynolds, Goldberg,Baerlin. You all ran you mouths for months and talked shit about everyone, its great a decent person put all of you in your place.

  7. Nick says:

    Unless Scott can pull off a credible fundraising quarter in Q4, I bet there will be tremendous pressure on him to drop out. Congrats to Louie.

  8. ScottScottScott says:

    Whether it’s Scott Israel, Scott Rothstein or Scott in Tallahassee, they are all bad news. I guess running around bad mouthing Lamberti about taking Rothstein money caught up with Israel this quarter because his $190,000.00 from Rothstein like in 2008 is badly missing. Plus, that investigation continues???? hummm…..

  9. FYI says:


    Ask around town, Granteed “guaranteed” around town that he could raise $350k is his first quarter,that 85k is not so impressive. Maybe Louie should leard to keep his mouth shut

  10. Marc Alvarez says:

    Louie is an excellent choice for Sheriff. I know him for years after he helped my family and I when going through difficult times. He’s is a wonderful human being and is real. Louie has my full support and is always a true professional that can rise above things like all of these negative and so un-called for attacks on the blogs. Excellent fundraising quarter.

  11. Real Deal says:

    Scott Israel could win this democrat primary with zero dollars even if he went on vacation from now until the election. He has huge name recognition. Democrats remember the slimey Republican campaign that Al Lamberti, Scott Rothstein and Roger Stone ran against Scott Israel. They don’t like the way that went down and remember. They will be eager to get it right this time.

    Al Lamberti’s best prayer in Broward remains that Scott Israel not win the primary. Persistent rumors about Granteed being in the pocket of Lamberti are not going away because Granteed refuses to pledge that he will not accept a BSO job under Lamberti. Why wouldn’t he just put that issue to rest by making the statement? Yet Granteed has refused and this is why he can raise all the money he wants. He is not a serious factor in this race. This race is going to be about votes not money.

    These are the problems in the Granteed race and we have not even given the police officers in Hollywood a chance to share their views on the Deputy Chief.

    Raising money is easy when you have a friend like Al Lamberti and
    Granteed and Lamberti are not just friends. They are good friends. Going back at least to when Lamberti was police chief in Hollywood. So the entiere thing smells from the head and Granteed’s campaign cash will do him little good unless he comes clean.

  12. Vincent says:

    “Real Deal”,

    To put it simply, you are a moron. Israel has no name recognition. Remember, he LOST the race to Lamberti! Whatever name recognition he has is bad! Don’t forget, his 2008 opponent Rick Lemack beat him on election day once the truth about Scott started to get out.

    Israel also received a ton of money from Scott Rothstein and friends. You can’t throw stones when you yourself live in a glass house.

    Granteed’s next fundraising quarter will be outstanding also. Israel’s fundraising will continue to dry up now that people see he is unelectable. I’m sure the Israel supporters will continue to attempt to create the illusion of scandal, but your dirty tricks won’t succeed against a person with no baggage. Granteed is as clean as they come.

  13. Political Activist says:

    Well Mr. Real Deal and Mr. FYI, which is most likely the same person Scott or Ron C.

    The facts are in politics if you don’t have money you don’t win. Name recognition is not going anywhere, especially if it’s not good. Wishful thinking.

    Once again you attempt to try and fabricate information about Granteed because you are angry that all of your dirty tactics and all the false rumors you tried to spread around Broward County have not worked for the second campaign in a row. Same story different campaign cycle.

    Granteed has never made any statements about raising any particular amount of money. That is another lie by the Israel camp. Who would do that??? Lie

    It just so happens that Broward County likes Granteed and trusts him. People all believe he is the best candidate in the race. Israel had his chance and it didn’t work out. No shame in trying, but a person has to know when it’s time to pull the plug for him or her own self respect and reputation. It’s politics my friend.

    As to the Lamberti/Granteed relationship. They have known each oither for many years, is it wrong for Granteed to maintain a professional relationship with another law enforcement professional. It’s not wrong, it just shows he is a man of character and can rise above everything else and run a positive campaign.

    Granteed has already said over and over again he is in the race to win the race and is not interested in being a shill as you say, or taking a job when he will be the next Sheriff.

    You Israel people just keep repeating the same bull over and over again like a broken record. Nobody is listening to you and your negative mud-slinging attacks.

    A person doesn’t spend the time, energy and of course raise triple as much money in one quarter as his opponent did in two to take a joy ride. Get over it already.

    Granteed is the real deal. He is a very down to earth person and highly respected.

    As for the Hollywood, you can tell by the former and current law enforcement campaign contributions his people back him. You can talk to Hollywood COPS and they all like him and fully support him for Sheriff.

    Let the sour grapes go… Israel should do what’s right for the Democratic Party and join forces with Granteed. He might not like the idea, but it’s the best thing.

  14. Get rid of de Jesus says:

    Maybe Granteed will get rid of that scuzz De Jesus…

  15. Republican source says:

    In 2008 Rick Lemack combined with Roger Stones PAC money out-spent Israel 3-1,that’s right,3-1 and still lost. In some states Hillary Clinton out-spent Obama 10-1 and still lost. Yes money is important,but if you think Granteed is going to walk away with this, you are thinking pie in the sky. Remember, Scott is an established candidate,he already ran and won a primary. It doesn’t matter about what he was before or that he lost a major election. His name was on a ballot and he won, that gives him automatic name recognition. Chances are like in most primary’s the same people who voted before will vote again and that’s where his name recognition will play a roll. Lamberti spent over 800,000 to Israel’s 0 and won by a swing vote of about 7500 votes. unless there is a significant gap in money raised, Scott is still the front runner. I’m not Carl Rove, but know the game.

  16. Dr. J says:

    “Granteed has already said over and over again he is in the race to win the race and is not interested in being a shill as you say, or taking a job when he will be the next Sheriff.”

    This is like a politician who wants to run for president in a couple years saying “I have no interest in running for president at this time.”

    I fully agree that until Granteed states clearly and publicly that he WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES take a job under Sheriff Lamberti, that nobody will take him as anything but another shill. I wonder what Wiley Thompson’s opinion on the matter is?

    Nobody has a shot against Sheriff Lamberti anyway, he is finally getting the BSO house in order, so its a pretty lame argument – but the election will still be fun to follow.

  17. Real Deal says:

    Political Activist — We need to hear from Granteed himself, in public and in the newspapers, that he will NEVER accept a BSO job so long as Al Lamberti is Sheriff. He then needs to say why Al Lamberti should not be re-elected and what Granteed offers that is better than Al Lamberti. In other words, he has to run for office.

    Right now everybody sees Granteed as connected to Lamberti, offering no alternative.

    If Lou Granteed was a beer they would call him “Al Lamberti Light.” If he was in prison, they’d call him Al Lamberti’s bitch. In order to shed his side-kick to Lamberti reputation Granteed has to do it himself. He has to campaign. But he won’t and that’s what makes people suspicious of him. Democrats know what Lamberti is capable of doing because he’s done it before. They are suspicious of Granteed and Lou gives them every reason to feel that way.

    Granteed cannot win this race by licking Lamberti’s balls or trying to play the nice guy. He has to oppose Lamberti and convince voters why he will do a better job. So far he has offered no reason to vote for him over Al Lamberti. There can only be one rational reason for that. He is in league with Lamberti.

    Say what you want about Scott Israel nobody accuses him of being Al Lamberti’s lap dog. It is clear that he wants nothing to do with Lamberti’s BSO. That alone will get Israel past Granteed in the primary. He doesn’t need one thin dime to make that point with voters. They already know.

  18. Death Frog 3 says:

    @ real deal

    You are obviously connected to the Israel campaign. I dont know if Granteed is the guy yet or not. I do like him out of the three announced candidates.

    I have seen Israelites bad mouth Granteed and Israel. I have NEVER seen the other way around. So Granteed doesnt badmouth Lamberti. Who cares he doesn’t badmouth Israel either.

    As for campaigning, Granteed has spent more money at Dem clubs across Broward and has raised a ton of money. That suggests to me he is campaigning and people are listening

  19. Political Activist says:

    Dear Mr. Real Deal or Scott,

    You frustration is clear in your message that your 2012 Campaign is in serious trouble. The reason you don’t want to hear the answers to your already answered over and over and over and over again is because you run your mouth all over town with lies and are pissed a candidate like Granteed will not partake in your little games and lower himself to your level. That is what makes hi ma far superior candidate than you.

    For a newcomer, Granteed does have significant name recognition and now has show he can raise plenty of money. A matter of fact, he raised three times what Israe’ in just one quarter to two of Israel’s quarters. I agree with some of the other posts, if he didn’t havea good message, if he didn’t have support all over Broward and if he couldn’t raise money then how did he raise over 93K in one quarter. It is simply, people think he is the best Candidate and that he can win. You had your chance and couldn’t win. You can talk all you want, the facts are the facts and the message is clear. You had your turn and unfortunately it didn’t work out. It means in tyhe political world, it’s time to get out and move on.

    Also, I think it’s despicable for yo uand your friends to continue to attack and person and use the foul and disgraceful things said in your post. It is just a clearer picture of the people surrounding Israel and how poor the character is of his inner circle.

    Granteed, keep doing what your doing, it’s is working excellent and people are supporting you and not Israel. I like that you will not engage in the bull and stay focused on your own campaign. It is a positive reflection of your character and professional experience.

    Granteed in 2012!!

  20. Real Deal says:

    Either Granteed ends the rumor by pledging not to accept any job under a Lamberti BSO or he flames the rumor that he is a shill for that campaign. Either Granteed states why he would be a better sheriff than Lamberti or he has no business running against an incumbent sheriff. All the rest of this stuff is pointless.

  21. Political Activist says:

    Mr. Real Deal “Scott”,

    The problem with you is you have no say in anything anyone does with you idiotic and clueless remarks. You just don’t like the fact that you can’t manipulate people like in your old Fort Lauderdale days. Take the wax out of your ears and listen. Why is it you and your friends are the only one’s that repeat the same old stuff over and over again, even after it’s been answered. Time for you to get out of the race EGO and all. You have no place in the race. You ran, you lost, you can’t raise money, you can’t win and you can’t go back to the Republican Party.

  22. Guest says:

    by Liar Scotty Liar » 08/11/11 16:56:58

    Scott Israel should answer all the questions. The problem you have is that he lies to each person with a different answer every time. So good luck getting to the truth out of him. I am upset about Israel’s attacks on Wiley Thompson, but everyone around Broward in the black communities all know you can’t trust Israel and he hates blacks. That’s why there were so many complaints on him and how interesting his large IA file with the investigations were missing…..


    Why do you lie to people by telling them you are Jewish when you are NOT?
    Did you get caught shoplifting cologne on duty at the Galleria Mall?
    Why do you hate the african american community?
    Did your IA file with complaints from african americans go missing?
    Did you get served with a court order by the mother of the son your had with her, but ignored him?
    Did you have a foreclosure with fired Plantation COP Tom Butts?
    Did you send a letter as a Republican trying to get a Republican Appointment by a Republican Governor and lost to Lamberti?
    Did you switch from Republican to Democrat after not even getting an interview by your own Republican Party Govenor?
    Did you get sued in 2008 election and get court ordered to pay your mail person?
    Didn’t Judy Stern drop you like a hot potato because you got her sued too for not paying vendors in 2008?
    Don’t you have Fired BSO Captain Caccitore working on County time collecting money?
    Don’t you have plans to make Former Indicted BSO Captain Ron Caccitore your Undersheriff?
    Don’t you lie about being the Dade County Police Chief of the Year?
    Didn’t you do the Former North Bay Village Mayor wrong in front of the Commission?
    Didn’t you fail to make the Wilton Manors Chief’s short list?
    Didn’t you leave North Bay Village because you were getting fired anyway?
    Didn’t you and Ira Goldberg flee in your car from the BSO SET Team two months ago while at the jail when they were moving in to arrest a female Deputy? On tape too??
    Didn’t you tell people in Coral Springs you would privatize the jail to help the Road Deputies?
    Didn’t you tell people your main concern is the PBA because of Marano and not the Fire, Detention or Civilians?
    Don’t you try your street COP intimidation tactics to often on people?
    Didn’t you ride around in a limo after the 2008 Primary and threaten that our Deputies are all going to be fired?
    Big question… Didn’t you lose in 2008?

    Dam, I tired of all of these outstanding character questions…… It will take some time to analyze his answers???? I can answer them all myself. I will never support or vote for Scott Israel. He would be the worse Sheriff in the history of the BSO. I hope Buddy Nevins trys to get answers to these questions… The voters have a right to know!!!

    Say no to Israel!!!
    Liar Scotty Liar

    HE IS NOT JEWISH and even handed out Israeli flags at the polls in 2008 before he refused to pay all of his workers like promised. The same thing will happen again, people will not get paid….