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Monday, December 6, 2010
Nothing like a romantic weekend getaway at the Stacy Ritter suite at the Westin Diplomat! Esp. when your political contributors are paying for it.
Bob Norman's recent spate of stories on Broward County Comm. Stacy Ritter and her days of reckoning with the Florida Comm. on Ethics have been esp. instructive, not only in depicting the unappealing aspects of the dysfunctional Broward County political culture and the rather creepy and sordid people who inhabit it, but also the resolutely galling sense of entitlement of folks like Ritter and what they believe passes for normal.
His latest dispatch, below, is no exception.
BrowardPalmBeach New Times
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More Ritter-Klenet Campaign Expenses: $2,189 At Diplomat Hotel
By Bob Norman,
Sunday, December 5 2010 @ 11:27AM
Among the many whopping charges reimbursed by Stacy Ritter's 2008 campaign account for herself and her lobbyist husband Russell Klenet were two at the swank Diplomat Hotel & Spa totaling $2,189.14 -- including one for $1,889.31.
Over $1,000 was spent during four shopping trips at The Fresh Market, an upscale grocer that happens to have a notably fine wine and meat selection.
Curiously, the couple like to have alleged "campaign dinners" in Boca Raton in Palm Beach County. A visit to Chop's Lobster Bar in Boca Raton ran $682.20. Another dinner well outside of the district happened at Emeril's Miami Beach where a $769.80 charge was racked up. Let's not forget the $156.89 charge for a limo service, Carey International, Inc.
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