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Since posting, the Sun-Sentinel followed on my post (I won't say stole, especially considering who was behind it) and Sharief said Friedman called her and said her position on lobbyists was "refreshing" and asked if she would mind meeting with some business owners who don't have contracts with the county. "But I want you to understand something," she said she told Friedman. "I don't want this to have anything to do with Becker and Poliakoff. I don't want any fund-raisers with those crazy invitations you send out. ... I was very, very clear and very adamant. I did not approve that invitation. I had not even seen it. I think it's outrageous. I think the invitation is crazy over the top. I didn't approve that, and I'm very upset.''
Then however someone emailed me the text of an invitation from lobbyists George Platt, Sidney Calloway, Alex Heckler and others for ANOTHER fundraiser being thrown for Sharief, this one at the Tower Club:
George & Anne Platt, Sidney Calloway, Alex Heckler, Anitra Lanczi, Michael McAllister, Susan Telli
are pleased to invite you to a fundraising luncheon for
Candidate for Commissioner, District 8
The Tower Club
100 SE 3rd Ave., 28th Floor
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394
Thursday, September 30, 2010
R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Fields at (954) 524-5505 or e-mail: JFields@Shutts.com
Maximum Contribution: $500 per person or entity. If you or your company contributed to Barbara's campaign in the primary, you may now legally contribute again.
Please make your checks payable to Barbara Sharief Campaign Fund. If you wish to mail your contribution, please send to:
George Platt, c/o Shutts & Bowen LLP
200 E. Broward Blvd., Suite 2100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
A contribution to the campaign fundraiser is a contribution to the campaign of Barbara Sharief.
Political Advertisement Paid for and Approved by Barbara Sharief, Democrat, Candidate for Broward County Commission, District 8.
Somebody's getting caught up in something here.