By JAVIER MANJARRESChris Leggatt and Tom Lauder are two local wannabee politicos, who I will afford a few minutes of fame, just so they can go off and bitch and complain about me to their little cabal of tin foil hat-wearing friends.
Lauder and Leggatt run an obsure local Broward blog called the Dirty Broward. I have to say this, I am flattered that these to clowns once told a couple of their friends that they wanted to be ” the Shark Tank of Broward.”
Fat chance that is going to happen, especially when Dirty Broward is probably read by a total of 5 people, including themselves.
Dirty Broward is also the main platform for the defunct Red Broward dot com website, whose borrowed domain name was taken away by Sheela Van Hoose. Van Hoose has always been the rightful owner of the rights to the Red Broward dot com website, and allowed Lauder use her domain name without charge.
The target du jour of Red Broward and Dirty Broward is the only Republican sitting on the Broward County Commission, Chip LaMarca. The couple have some unexplained obsession with LaMarca, and are gunning for him in the same manner they went after Democratic County Commissioner Stacy Ritter.LaMarca, while being the couple’s main target, is not the only Republican they have targeting. Sheela Van Hoose and RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day have also been targeted, leaving many Republicans wondering what this pair’s true motives may be for attacking fellow Republicans.
Sharon Day did not take the attacks against her lightly. Day took the opportunity during a BREC meeting in 2012 to “out” and embarrass both Leggatt and Lauder in front of the committee, for their questionable and cowardly attacks against her and other fellow Republicans.
Leggatt and Lauder hypocritically call out Republicans for donating to Democrats, or in LaMarca’s case, for working along side with the 8 other Democratic Commissioners.
And now both Leggatt and Lauder are being accused of doing the dirty work for Broward County Democrats with a vested interest in defeating Chip LaMarca, and are suspected of really being Democrats, not Republicans.
There could be truth to this accusation, as a source within the BREC has disclosed that he saw Chris Leggatt having a “very friendly” meeting with the openly-gay and former Broward County Commission Mayor Ken Keechl. Keechl is coincidentally running for the County Commission against LaMarca, again.Adding to his laundry list of traffic violations and evictions, Leggatt was at a gun range in Hollywood, Florida, back in 2006, where he was witnessed by no less than 4 people, writing the initials ‘DWS’ on a gun target. Leggatt then proceeded to hang the target, which was then fired upon by former liberal Democrat and disgraced Republican congressional candidate, Robert Lowry.
Leggatt at the time called himself Lowry’s campaign manager.
To the surprise of no one, neither Leggatt nor Lowry would man up and take responsibility for their actions.
In 2012, Leggatt jumped onto the campaign payroll of Democrat School Board candidate Rochelle Solomon
Then there is Tom Lauder, who just this year, had a early morning meeting with Ron Gunzburger, son to commissioner Sue Gunzburger and general counsel to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel (D) who ousted Sheriff Al Lamberti (R) allegedly using the political tactics used by Gunzburger.Always the first ones to cry foul against Republicans who aren’t in-line with their political views, the couple didn’t have a problem bringing Democratic activist and political operative Michael Ahearn, to a recent Young Republican meeting.
Once again, there seems to be an underlying Democratic-driven ulterior motive for Leggatt’s and Lauder’s attacks against LaMarca, and their open support of Democrats within the county.
Again, no one reads Dirty Broward, so no one really cares.