Ken Keechl

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Lois Frankel Endorsed by Democratic Legislators Ahead of Possible Primary

    ​Democrats Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy have maintained that they're both hell-bent on defeating Republican Rep. Allen West in this year's election.On the other hand, it's not 100 percent that they'll both want to run against West considering the redistricting process, so both Democrats have be ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Why Did Stacy Ritter Appoint Les Stracher To Powerful Planning Council?

    Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, shortly after voting in favor of the controversial housing project being pushed by dirty developers Bruce and Shawn Chait, appointed the husband of  the Chaits' chief political consultant to the Broward County Planning Council. In early 2007, Ritte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Adler Defense: I'm Just as Dumb as the Sheriff, the Governor, and the Senator

    Jen Jen entertains the troops. ​So former Rothstein law partner Russell Adler -- the A in RRA -- is going to trial to fight an attempt by bankruptcy attorneys to recoup $1.2 million in gains Adler received from his old firm.  The brunt of the clawback stems from hundreds of thousan ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Broward Is Turning Into Miami-Dade, Says the Census. Here's How to Embrace It

    Wikimedia Commons​Nobody takes more sectarian pride in county lines than Florida -- where you would normally find city rivalries and geographic landmarks, we have a patchwork quilt of little sovereign empires dividing up the swamps. Heck, we even named our paper after some counties.So when the lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Mendelsohn Singles Out Klenet During Guilty Plea

    The illicit payments made to former legislator Mandy Dawson had been widely reported, but it is interesting that seedy lobbyist and political fundraiser Alan Mendelsohn, an eye doctor by trade, singled out Russell Klenet in federal court today. When Mendelsohn pleaded guilty to a fed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Was Stacy Ritter's Big Gift to Obama Illegal Too?

    Their eyes met in a crowded room... ​Back in 2008, Stacy Ritter was stumping hard for Barack Obama and looking for payback if he won a job in the White House. Perhaps to further both of those causes, Ritter donated $15,000 out of her own campaign account to a committee tied to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Stacy Ritter Received Thousands in Dubious Campaign Reimbursements Too

    Here's what I don't understand about the Florida Elections Commission investigation of Stacy Ritter: Why weren't there more charges? As I reported yesterday, four of the charges against Ritter pertain to reimbursements made by her 2008 campaign to her lobbyist husband, Russ Klenet, for expensi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2010

    Broward Dems Say Change Is Coming

    Let's start with some fun. Last night's Heat game against the New Jersey Nets provided a real glimpse of the kind of high-flying show this team is going to be. Dunks galore. But none was better than the one above. While the Nets watch helplessly, the towel boy can't repress his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Election Mantra: Que Sera Sera

    ​-- Ken Keechl, the outgoing Broward mayor, is getting some love on Facebook. Hey, it was good while it lasted. -- Speaking of former elected officials, Stephanie Kraft continues to lurk. She was spotted at the election victory party in Coral Springs for several politicians including A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Ritter Speaks! (Out of Both Sides of Mouth)

    RitterIt's strange to be astonished at the news that this county's mayor actually gave an interview, but so it goes in Broward. Stacy Ritter has been refusing interviews with reporters for much of 2009, in vain hopes that she can keep her associations with con man Joel Steinger out of the news. Impo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Russ Klenet and Stacy Ritter Mutually Benefited From Fraud

    Scott Wyman writes this morning of a lawsuit filed against lobbyist Russ Klenet, the husband of Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter, by a former vice president of viatical company Mutual Benefits Corp. You might remember the name of the company -- it is, after all, accused of ripping off investors ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Build Me an Island

    Once More With Brass

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    A Bousquet Case

    Where's Pemble? So the St. Pete Times finally admits it: We don't know a damn thing about Charlie Crist. The newspaper's political editor, Adam C. Smith, writes in today's newspaper that Crist is a "mystery": "Who is Governor-elect Crist? He's a national figure without any real identity, a winne ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Political Links

    Fairway for Investors, Dead End for You

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Mind Your Manors

    Oakland Park gets a makeover thanks to its gay southern neighbor