All systems go for RNC Convention as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches Florida coast


While Tampa and most of Florida remain under a potential threat from Tropical Storm Isaac, Republican Party officials may decide to cancel or delay its national convention next week.

In a statement early Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott indicated that while Isaac could pose a threat to the Republican National Convention, he did not expect the event to be cancelled.

“Right now there’s not an anticipation there will be a cancellation,” Scott said. He did indicate, though, that no one knows exactly how the storm will impact Florida.

Initially projected to hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane, Tropical Storm Isaac will — at best — be a minimal hurricane off the coast early Monday.

The Republican National Convention will be held in a low-lying area in downtown Tampa that is near the water and prone to flooding.

Convention CEO William Harris said Thursday afternoon that he is moving forward with preparations but is closely monitoring Isaac.

“The Republican National Convention and the Republican National Committee, working in consultation with the Romney-Ryan campaign, are in regular contact with the National Weather Service, Gov. Scott and local emergency officials in an effort to track and understand the potential impact of the storm,” Harris said.

“Gov. Scott and local emergency officials have assured us that they have the resources in place to respond to this storm should it make landfall, as our primary concern is with those in the potential path of the storm. We will continue to work closely with them and federal officials to monitor the storm and discuss any impact it might have on the Tampa area and the state of Florida. We continue to move forward with our planning and look forward to a successful convention,” Harris said.

While Isaac is several days away from a potential strike along Florida’s west coast, RNC officials are advising against out-of-state visitors canceling their travel plans.

“From what I have been advised, several contingency plans are in place,” stated Richard DeNapoli, chairman of the Broward Republican Party. “Although I will continue to personally monitor the developments of Isaac, I haven’t made any changes in my travel plans to Tampa.”

A message left for Sharon Day, Republican National Committee co-chair, on her personal cellphone was not returned as of press time.

Bill Lewis is the principal of William E. Lewis Jr. & Associates and host of “The Credit Report with Bill Lewis” — a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends and issues on AM 740 WSBR in south Florida.

The week of July 30th on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis


Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the week of July 30th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis moved south on the dial late last year to AM 740 WSBR.  Hosted by Bill Lewis, the show broadcasts live weekdays at 7am.

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill’s show strayed from the original concept of providing financial awareness to his listeners.

In an effort to strengthen his listener base and to broaden the topics hosted, Bill launched The Credit Report with Bill Lewis upon moving to AM 1470 WWNN within the Beasley Broadcasting group.

Listeners were searching for help regarding a myriad of topics from credit repair, extreme coupon shopping, and foreclosure matters, but welcomed the political format that Bill introduced locally to a south Florida audience.

Guests this weekend on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis:

Former presidential appointee and elections attorney Gineen Bresso will appear and discuss her political plans and aspirations.  As a former Commissioner and Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Bresso is an announced candidate to replace Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s Congressional District 23.

Former House majority leader and current Congressional District 22 candidate Adam Hasner will appear and discuss his campaign and endorsements from Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush.  Hasner has succeeded where Republican presidential and senate hopefuls have failed.  No other candidate for public office has been able to obtain endorsements from Rubio and Bush, the two most influential names in Florida GOP politics.

Julie C. Shapiro Harris will appear and discuss her candidacy for the Broward County Circuit Court in Group 19.  Restricted by the judicial canons, candidates for judicial office are prohibited from discussing topics surrounding potential legal issues.  Shapiro-Harris will discuss her resume and credentials as well as her recent endorsements.

Retired Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Captain Mark Chamberlain will appear and discuss his candidacy for Hendry County Sheriff.  As the favored Republican candidate in the August 14th primary, Chamberlain will discuss his vision of making the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office the finest rural Sheriff’s office in Florida and one that all Hendry County citizens and visitors can rely upon and be proud.

Chairman Richard DeNapoli of the Broward Republican Party will appear and discuss initiatives to expand the local party as well as candidate awareness through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Through hard work and effort, DeNapoli has achieved 26k “Likes” on the Republican Party of Broward Facebook page.

Jim Gleason will appear and discuss his candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives in District 97.  Running in an open seat, Gleason will discuss his resume and credentials and explain why he is the best candidate to represent parts of Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, and Parkland in Tallahassee.

Stanley Blumenthal – an eccentric 87 year-old retired Merchant Marine – will appear and discuss his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s Congressional District 25.  Running as an NPA, Blumenthal promises to “shake-up” the political establishment as a “Socialist” or “American Patriotic Communist.”  In a race that boasts the “VoteForEddie.com” domain name as a candidate, Elect Comrade Blumenthal is the motto of this campaign. 

Tom Lauder of Red Broward will appear and discuss his political blog where “Making Broward See Red” is not such a hard job. Connecting Broward Republicans, Conservatives and Independents, Red Broward is not your average campaign group.

Former prosecutor and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Jim Lewis will appear and discuss his candidacy for Broward State Attorney as the only Republican for this countywide office in 2012. Lewis is challenging incumbent Michael Satz and Chris Mancini, a former federal prosecutor turned defense attorney. Mancini switched his voter registration from independent to Democrat so he could run against Satz in the party’s primary. Lewis will face the winner of the August primary.

Foreclosure defense attorney Carlos Reyes will appear and discuss the latest developments in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. After nearly a year of negotiations, federal and state officials and five major mortgage servicers (Ally Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo) recently announced a $25 billion settlement over alleged foreclosure and mortgage loan-servicing abuses.

Brian Walsh of Wings Plus in Coral Springs will appear and discuss recent appearances by presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich and how his establishment has become the place “where the politically elite meet” in south Florida. Brian will also provide details about the next Facebook party to be held at “The Cafe Versailles of Broward” on August 6th.

Republican Party of Broward County Executive Director Rico Petrocelli will appear and discuss initiatives to grow the local party in anticipation of a Mitt Romney presidency. 

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians as well as attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm and Sunday’s at 12 noon on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

Going head-to-head against Steve Kane and Jimmy Cefalo, Bill Lewis promises more “talk” and fewer commercials.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 35,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

The weekend of July 13th on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis


 

Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the weekend of July 13th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis moved south on the dial late last year to AM 740 WSBR.  Hosted by Bill Lewis, the show broadcasts live weekdays at 7am.

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill’s show strayed from the original concept of providing financial awareness to his listeners.

In an effort to strengthen his listener base and to broaden the topics hosted, Bill launched The Credit Report with Bill Lewis upon moving to AM 1470 WWNN within the Beasley Broadcasting group.

Listeners were searching for help regarding a myriad of topics from credit repair, extreme coupon shopping, and foreclosure matters, but welcomed the political format that Bill introduced locally to a south Florida audience.

Guests this weekend on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis:

Former House majority leader and current Congressional District 22 candidate Adam Hasner will appear and discuss his campaign and endorsements from Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush.  Hasner has succeeded where Republican presidential and senate hopefuls have failed.  No other candidate for public office has been able to obtain endorsements from Rubio and Bush, the two most influential names in Florida GOP politics.

Julie C. Shapiro Harris will appear and discuss her candidacy for the Broward County Circuit Court in Group 19.  Restricted by the judicial canons, candidates for judicial office are prohibited from discussing topics surrounding potential legal issues.  Shapiro-Harris will discuss her resume and credentials as well as her recent endorsement by popular community activist Essie “Big Mama” Reed.

Chairman Richard DeNapoli of the Broward Republican Party will appear and discuss initiatives to expand the local party as well as candidate awareness through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Through hard work and effort, DeNapoli has achieved 26k “Likes” on the Republican Party of Broward Facebook page.

Former presidential appointee and elections attorney Gineen Bresso will appear and discuss her political plans and aspirations.  As a former Commissioner and Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Bresso is an announced candidate to replace Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s Congressional District 23.

Jim Gleason will appear and discuss his candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives in District 97.  Running in an open seat, Gleason will discuss his resume and credentials and explain why he is the best candidate to represent parts of Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, and Parkland in Tallahassee.

Stanley Blumenthal – an eccentric 87 year-old retired Merchant Marine – will appear and discuss his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s Congressional District 25.  Running as an NPA, Blumenthal promises to “shake-up” the political establishment as a “Socialist” or “American Patriotic Communist.”  In a race that boasts the “VoteForEddie.com” domain name as a candidate, Elect Comrade Blumenthal is the motto of this campaign. 

Tom Lauder of Red Broward will appear and discuss his political blog where “Making Broward See Red” is not such a hard job.

Former prosecutor and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Jim Lewis will appear and discuss his candidacy for Broward State Attorney as the only Republican for this countywide office in 2012. Lewis is challenging incumbent Michael Satz and Chris Mancini, a former federal prosecutor turned defense attorney. Mancini switched his voter registration from independent to Democrat so he could run against Satz in the party’s primary. Lewis will face the winner of the August primary.

Foreclosure defense attorney Carlos Reyes will appear and discuss the latest developments in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. After nearly a year of negotiations, federal and state officials and five major mortgage servicers (Ally Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo) recently announced a $25 billion settlement over alleged foreclosure and mortgage loan-servicing abuses.

Brian Walsh of Wings Plus in Coral Springs will appear and discuss recent appearances by presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich and how his establishment has become the place “where the politically elite meet” in south Florida. Brian will also provide details about the next Facebook party to be held at “The Cafe Versailles of Broward” on August 8th.

Republican Party of Broward County Executive Director Rico Petrocelli will appear and discuss initiatives to grow the local party and upcoming events.

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians as well as attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm and Sunday’s at 12 noon on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

Going head-to-head against Steve Kane and Jimmy Cefalo, Bill Lewis promises more “talk” and fewer commercials.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 35,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

The week of July 9th on AM 740 WSBR and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis


Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the week of July 9th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis moved south on the dial late last year to AM 740 WSBR.  Hosted by Bill Lewis, the show broadcasts live weekdays at 7am.

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill’s show strayed from the original concept of providing financial awareness to his listeners.

In an effort to strengthen his listener base and to broaden the topics hosted, Bill launched The Credit Report with Bill Lewis upon moving to AM 1470 WWNN within the Beasley Broadcasting group.

Listeners were searching for help regarding a myriad of topics from credit repair, extreme coupon shopping, and foreclosure matters, but welcomed the political format that Bill introduced locally to a south Florida audience.

Guests this week on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis:

Former House majority leader and current Congressional District 22 candidate Adam Hasner will appear and discuss his campaign and endorsements from Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush.  Hasner has succeeded where Republican presidential and senate hopefuls have failed.  No other candidate for public office has been able to obtain endorsements from Rubio and Bush, the two most influential names in Florida GOP politics.

Chairman Richard DeNapoli of the Broward Republican Party will appear and discuss initiatives to expand the local party as well as candidate awareness through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Through hard work and effort, DeNapoli has achieved 26k “Likes” on the Republican Party of Broward Facebook page.

Former presidential appointee and elections attorney Gineen Bresso will appear and discuss her political plans and aspirations.  As a former Commissioner and Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Bresso is an announced candidate to replace Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s Congressional District 23.

Former prosecutor and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Jim Lewis will appear and discuss his candidacy for Broward State Attorney as the only Republican for this countywide office in 2012. Lewis is challenging incumbent Michael Satz and Chris Mancini, a former federal prosecutor turned defense attorney. Mancini switched his voter registration from independent to Democrat so he could run against Satz in the party’s primary. Lewis will face the winner of the August primary.

Foreclosure defense attorney Carlos Reyes will appear and discuss the latest developments in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. After nearly a year of negotiations, federal and state officials and five major mortgage servicers (Ally Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo) recently announced a $25 billion settlement over alleged foreclosure and mortgage loan-servicing abuses.

Jim Gleason will appear and discuss his candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives in District 97.  Running in an open seat, Gleason will discuss his resume and credentials and explain why he is the best candidate to represent parts of Coral Springs, Tamarac, Sunrise, Plantation, and Parkland in Tallahassee.

Julie C. Shapiro Harris will appear and discuss her candidacy for the Broward County Circuit Court in Group 19.  Restricted by the judicial canons, candidates for judicial office are prohibited from discussing topics surrounding potential legal issues.  Shapiro-Harris will discuss her resume and credentials as well as her recent endorsement by popular community activist Essie “Big Mama” Reed.

Fort Lauderdale philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Jamie McDonnell will appear and discuss his latest venture, daily deal site LuckyFan.  LuckyFan.com is a dynamic daily discount deal site unlike any other. LuckyFan offers spectacular deals and once in a lifetime experiences so you can live it up, and Get Lucky!

Stanley Blumenthal – an eccentric 87 year-old retired Merchant Marine – will appear and discuss his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s Congressional District 25.  Running as an NPA, Blumenthal promises to “shake-up” the political establishment as a “Socialist” or “American Patriotic Communist.”  In a race that boasts the “VoteForEddie.com” domain name as a candidate, Elect Comrade Blumenthal is the motto of this campaign. 

Tom Lauder of Red Broward will appear and discuss his political blog where “Making Broward See Red” is not such a hard job.

Brian Walsh of Wings Plus in Coral Springs will appear and discuss recent appearances by presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich and how his establishment has become the place “where the politically elite meet” in south Florida. Brian will also provide details about the next Facebook party to be held at “The Cafe Versailles of Broward” on August 8th.

Republican Party of Broward County Executive Director Rico Petrocelli will appear and discuss initiatives to grow the local party and upcoming events.

Bill Burke of Paradise Bank will appear and discuss how his three branch bank reached a significant milestone in its six-year history by becoming the top Small Business Administration (SBA) community bank lender in the state of Florida.

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians as well as attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm and Sunday’s at 12 noon on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

Going head-to-head against Steve Kane and Jimmy Cefalo, Bill Lewis promises more “talk” and fewer commercials.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 35,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

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Bill Lewis is the principal of William E. Lewis Jr. & Associates and host of “The Credit Report with Bill Lewis” — a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends and issues on AM 740 WSBR in south Florida.

George LeMieux quits race for U.S. Senate in Florida


Former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux has dropped out of the 2012 race for the United States Senate in Florida.

In a statement released early Wednesday on YouTube, LeMieux indicated that the Republican Party had thrown its support behind U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV.  As a sitting United States Congressman, Mack enjoys widespread recognition.  

LeMieux said he could only match that support with substantial advertising or the opportunity to debate on statewide television.

LeMieux was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in November.

LeMieux was appointed in 2009 to the U.S. Senate by former Gov. Charlie Crist to complete the term after Sen. Mel Martinez resigned.  Crist ran for the seat in 2010 without party affiliation and lost to current Sen. Marco Rubio.

U.S. Rep. Mack is the front runner for the GOP nomination.  Others candidates include U.S. Rep. Dave Weldon and retired Army Col. Mike McCalister.

Media release from the LeMieux campaign:

“For 16 months I had the privilege of my life serving the people of Florida in the United States Senate. What I witnessed compelled me to return.  Bloated government that keeps job creators from hiring and a government so far in debt that it will bankrupt this nation by the end of the decade if serious changes are not made.

We have campaigned on ideas, to balance the budget, to create jobs, to gain independence from foreign oil, and to improve our children’s education. And while our campaign has been strong, gaining support and winning straw polls, the decision has been made by party leadership that there is a better candidate to face Bill Nelson.

The establishment has thrown their support behind my competitor, Connie Mack. Ahead of us in the polls, the Mack name enjoys widespread recognition that can only be matched with substantial advertising or the opportunity to debate on statewide television.

Advertising, which our finances cannot support, and debates, which my competitor won’t agree to.

It is not my nature to step aside, but there is a reality to running a statewide race in Florida. Without the resources or the opportunity to debate, our message simply cannot be heard.

This campaign was never about me. It was about my four kids, and your kids and grand kids. And ensuring that they inherit an America with as much opportunity and prosperity as the America left to us.

As a former party chairman, I know that sometimes for the good of the party, and the good of the nation, a candidate has to bow out gracefully. In order to have the best chance to defeat Bill Nelson and put the Senate in Republican hands, today we will end our campaign.

To continue would only hurt our chances in the fall, and that is not something that I will risk. Connie Mack will be our nominee. He has my support. 

Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of you that supported our endeavor. You have my friendship and eternal gratitude. To all of our supporters, 67 county chairs, the 35 state legislators that endorsed me, as well as the dozen of opinion leaders that lent their effort to our team, our finance team, and everyone who opened their homes and their hearts to me, thank you. I will always be grateful for your support.

For now, I will continue to fight for our candidates and our conservative values, and look forward to reengaging in my law practice at the Gunster Firm. And most importantly spending more time with my wife Meike, and our four children, Max, Taylor, Chase and Madeleine, or as I like to say—three monkeys and a princess.

2012 is the more important election of our lifetime. Please do everything you can to support our candidates. And from the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

The week of June 11th on AM 740 WSBR and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis


 

Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the week of June 11th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

After more than seven years on the South Florida airwaves, Bill Lewis – host of The Credit Report with Bill Lewis – has left his 9 o’clock morning drive time show on AM 1470 WWNN.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, a daily radio talk show hosted by Bill Lewis has moved south on the dial and now airs on AM 740 WSBR weekdays at 7am.

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill’s show strayed from the original concept of providing financial awareness to his listeners.

In an effort to strengthen his listener base and to broaden the topics hosted, Bill launched The Credit Report with Bill Lewis upon moving to AM 1470 WWNN within the Beasley Broadcasting group.

Listeners were searching for help regarding a myriad of topics from credit repair, extreme coupon shopping, and foreclosure matters, but welcomed the political format that Bill introduced locally to a south Florida audience.

Guests this week on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis:

Former House majority leader and current Congressional District 22 candidate Adam Hasner will appear and discuss his recent endorsements from Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush.  Hasner has succeeded where Republican presidential and senate hopefuls have failed.  No other candidate for public office has been able to obtain endorsements from Rubio and Bush, the two most influential names in Florida GOP politics. 

Chairman Richard DeNapoli of the Broward Republican Party will appear and discuss initiatives to expand candidate awareness through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Former presidential appointee and elections attorney Gineen Bresso will appear and discuss her future political plans and aspirations.  As a former Commissioner and Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Bresso is an announced candidate to replace Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s Congressional District 23. 

Former prosecutor and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Jim Lewis will appear and discuss his candidacy for Broward State Attorney as the only Republican for this countywide office in 2012. Lewis is challenging incumbent Michael Satz and Chris Mancini, a former federal prosecutor turned defense attorney. Mancini switched his voter registration from independent to Democrat so he could run against Satz in the party’s primary. Lewis will face the winner of the August primary.

Foreclosure defense attorney Carlos Reyes will appear and discuss the latest developments in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. After nearly a year of negotiations, federal and state officials and five major mortgage servicers (Ally Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo) recently announced a $25 billion settlement over alleged foreclosure and mortgage loan-servicing abuses.

Tom Lauder of Red Broward will appear and discuss his political blog where “Making Broward See Red” is not such a hard job.

Florida’s 34th Senator and current U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux will discuss his candidacy in the Republican race to replace Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.

Brian Walsh of Wings Plus in Coral Springs will appear and discuss recent appearances by presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich and how his establishment has become the place “where the politically elite meet” in south Florida. Brian will also provide details about the wildly successful Facebook party held at “The Cafe Versailles of Broward.”

Republican Party of Broward County Executive Director Rico Petrocelli will appear and discuss initiatives to grow the local party and upcoming events.

Fort Lauderdale philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Jamie McDonnell will appear and discuss his latest venture, daily deal site LuckyFan.  LuckyFan.com is a dynamic daily discount deal site unlike any other. LuckyFan offers spectacular deals and once in a lifetime experiences so you can live it up, and Get Lucky!

Coral Springs Commissioner and mayoral candidate Vince Boccard will appear and discuss his decision to run for mayor of one of Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” across America – ranked first in the State of Florida and 44th on the overall list.

Bill Burke of Paradise Bank will appear and discuss how his three branch bank reached a significant milestone in its six year history by becoming the top Small Business Administration (SBA) community bank lender in the state of Florida.

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians as well as attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm and Sunday’s at 1pm on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 35,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

Broward Republican Party offers Supervisor of Elections evidence of deceased voters on Broward rolls


The Broward Republican Executive Committee (“BREC”) has determined that deceased people are still listed as “active” voters in Broward County, Florida.  This is according to the website of Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections. (“Broward SOE”)

BREC officials conducted a search of the Social Security Death Index (“SSDI”) for Broward County for the 2011 calendar year.  Said search was conducted through www.GeneaologyBank.com between May 13 and May 19, 2012.  The results revealed that 9,960 Broward County residents had passed away during the calendar year ending December 31, 2011. 

BREC officials then checked 2,100 of these names – without regard to party registration – against the Broward SOE’s web site.  481 deceased individuals cross-referenced by name, birth date, city or zip code were found to still be listed as “active” voters. This calculation represents 23 percent of the deceased persons examined.  

BREC officials undertook this detailed examination to help protect the integrity of the local election process. They are forwarding evidence to the Broward SOE of these 481 deceased yet still “active” voters so she has ample time to conduct a thorough investigation and remove the names of deceased voters from the registration rolls prior to the 2012 primary and general elections.  

All voters want a fair and honest election.  As an elected official herself, Broward Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, must correct this oversight.  According to a prepared release, the Broward Republican Executive Committee will assist the Broward SOE on this fairly simple endeavor.

Chairman Richard DeNapoli will present these findings at tonight’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Broward Republican Executive Committee.  The meeting starts at 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek hotel located at 555 NW 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Source materials will be available to the media.  

For further information, please contact Chairman Richard DeNapoli at 954-298-9121 or 954-941-7775. You may also visit the Broward Republican Party website at www.browardgop.org.

This week on “The Credit Report with Bill Lewis” – 5/21 – 5/26


 

 

Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the week of May 21st and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

After more than seven years on the South Florida airwaves, Bill Lewis – host of The Credit Report with Bill Lewis – has left his 9 o’clock morning drive time show on AM 1470 WWNN.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, a daily radio talk show hosted by Bill Lewis has moved south on the dial and now airs on AM 740 WSBR weekdays at 7am.

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill’s show strayed from the original concept of providing financial awareness to his listeners.

In an effort to strengthen his listener base and to broaden the topics hosted, Bill launched The Credit Report with Bill Lewis upon moving to AM 1470 WWNN within the Beasley Broadcasting group.

Listeners were searching for help regarding a myriad of topics from credit repair, extreme coupon shopping, and foreclosure matters, but welcomed the political format that Bill introduced locally to a south Florida audience.

Guests this week on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis:

Former House majority leader and current Congressional District 22 candidate Adam Hasner will appear and discuss his recent endorsements from Florida Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush.  Hasner has succeeded where Republican presidential and senate hopefuls have failed.  No other candidate for public office has been able to obtain endorsements from Rubio and Bush, the two most influential names in Florida GOP politics. 

Foreclosure defense attorney Carlos Reyes will appear and discuss the latest developments in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. After nearly a year of negotiations, federal and state officials and five major mortgage servicers (Ally Financial, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo) recently announced a $25 billion settlement over alleged foreclosure and mortgage loan-servicing abuses.

Chairman Richard DeNapoli of the Broward Republican Party will appear and discuss initiatives to expand candidate awareness through social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Former presidential appointee and elections attorney Gineen Bresso will appear and discuss her future political plans and aspirations.  As a former Commissioner and Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Bresso is an announced candidate to replace Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida’s Congressional District 23. 

Former prosecutor and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Jim Lewis will appear and discuss his candidacy for Broward State Attorney as the only Republican for this countywide office in 2012. Lewis is challenging incumbent Michael Satz and Chris Mancini, a former federal prosecutor turned defense attorney. Mancini switched his voter registration from independent to Democrat so he could run against Satz in the party’s primary. Lewis will face the winner of the August primary.

Tom Lauder of Red Broward will appear and discuss his political blog where “Making Broward See Red” is not such a hard job.

Florida’s 34th Senator and current U.S. Senate candidate George LeMieux will discuss his candidacy in the Republican race to replace Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.

Brian Walsh of Wings Plus in Coral Springs will appear and discuss recent appearances by presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich and how his establishment has become the place “where the politically elite meet” in south Florida. Brian will also provide details about the wildly successful Facebook party held at “The Cafe Versailles of Broward.”

Republican Party of Broward County Executive Director Rico Petrocelli will appear and discuss initiatives to grow the local party and upcoming events.

Fort Lauderdale philanthropist and serial entrepreneur Jamie McDonnell will appear and discuss his latest venture, daily deal site LuckyFan.  LuckyFan.com is a dynamic daily discount deal site unlike any other. LuckyFan offers spectacular deals and once in a lifetime experiences so you can live it up, and Get Lucky!

Coral Springs Commissioner and mayoral candidate Vince Boccard will appear and discuss his decision to run for mayor of one of Money Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Live” across America – ranked first in the State of Florida and 44th on the overall list.

Bill Burke of Paradise Bank will appear and discuss how his three branch bank reached a significant milestone in its six year history by becoming the top Small Business Administration (SBA) community bank lender in the state of Florida.

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians as well as attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm and Sunday’s at 1pm on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 35,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

Facebook party at Wings Plus in Coral Springs


With so many friends and family between the social networks of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, MySpace, Meetup, Yelp and myLife, Brian Walsh has decided to stage another Facebook Friends and Family Meet-Up at Wings Plus in Coral Springs.

The first Facebook Family and Friends Meet-Up at Wings Plus on April 30th went pretty well.  Despite four straight days of rain, three NBA playoff games, two NHL playoff games, an earlier Miami Marlins game, and Dancing with the Stars on ABC, they still managed to have 141 people turn out.

Many of their Facebook friends wanted to attend but could not because of the rain.  Many wanted the first event to be rescheduled.

Despite the sports playoffs, television shows, and torrential downpours throughout South Florida, the event was not canceled but went on as planned.

With that said, Wings Plus is planning a “make-up” event.  If you missed the first party on April 30th, please consider coming out on Tuesday, May 22nd for an even bigger event.

Based upon the success of the May event, Brian Walsh is considering a monthly “Facebook Party” on the fourth Tuesday of the month through the election cycle and Christmas.

“I’m glad to see so many new faces,” said Brian Walsh, the longtime owner of Wings Plus.  “Between the local and national elections, we have certainly seen a lot of increased activity around here.”

Wings Plus has hosted hundreds of state, local, and national candidates for public office in the last two decades. Numerous charity fundraisers also find a home at Wings Plus.

Generally known as the “The Cafe Versailles of Broward” or the place “where the politically elite meet,” Wings Plus is the perfect Northwest Broward venue to stage a meet and greet for their social network of friends and family.

In recent months, Presidential candidates Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich have all visited Brian Walsh at Wings Plus.  Mitt Romney visited in 2008 and George W. Bush visited when he was President of the United States.

The Facebook Friends and Family Meet-Up will be held Tuesday, May 22nd from 6pm until 9pm at the Sample Road location of Wings Plus.  Please attend and meet your Facebook friends in person.

Let’s see if the power of social media is really effective and jam pack Wings Plus the evening of May 22nd.

To RSVP on Facebook, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/208703802580252/

To learn more about the Wings Plus at 9880 West Sample Road in Coral Springs, please visit them at www.wingsplus.com.

“Don’t forget to bring the kids,” concluded Walsh.  “We have a surprise in store for them.”

Almost 500 Republicans attend 2012 Broward Lincoln Day Gala


 

 

Living up to a campaign promise and his Eight Point Platform for the Broward Republican Party, Chairman Richard DeNapoli staged yet another successful fundraiser in Saturday’s Lincoln Day Gala.

Almost 500 Republicans attended the annual Lincoln Day Gala at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was the featured keynote speaker at the Broward Republican Party event.  Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, Congressman Allen West (FL-22), and Republican National Committee co-chair Sharon Day were among special guest speakers in attendance.

Party Secretary Michael De Gruccio returned as the 2012 event chairman.

“It was my honor to return as chairman of the 2012 Broward County Lincoln Day Gala,” said De Gruccio. “We had an amazing keynote speaker followed by special guest speakers that not only honored the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln but our Republican elected officials.”

Prior to the dinner, BREC Chairman Richard DeNapoli hosted a VIP Reception for nearly 200 that included the Florida Attorney General, the state Chief Financial Officer, a prominent Congressman, the Republican National Committee Co-Chairman, a number of local, state, and federal officials as well as candidates for public office.

“The VIP reception offered an opportunity to chat one-on-one with Attorney General Pam Bondi, the keynote speaker and special guests CFO Jeff Atwater Congressman Allen West, and RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day” said DeNapoli. “Guests also had an opportunity to speak with candidates running for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Florida House and Senate, as well as local Broward County offices.”

Returning as auctioneer from appearances at both the 2011 Broward Lincoln Day Gala and the inaugural Grand Old Party BBQ was Highlands County Commissioner Don Elwell.  Standing tall above the crowd, Elwell successfully raised thousands of dollars for local Republicans through a live auction.

Attorney General Pam Bondi opened the evening as the featured keynote speaker with a feisty and dynamic speech on a variety of issues.  Bondi, who had just returned from a trip to New York and the taping of a segment on Sean Hannity, donated a pink tie – autographed by Hannity – for the evening’s live auction.

Still excited from her recent argument before the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of Obamacare, Bondi recalled some of her experiences concerning the case.

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater followed stating that “you have the state of Florida and our federal government taking two very different paths.  In the great state of Florida where you have elected Rick Scott, where you have elected Pam Bondi, Adam Putnam, and a Republican legislature – this is what happens in a downturn. You get people that go to bat for you.”

“Things in Florida are completely different from the federal government.  The federal government has raised your taxes, raised the debt, increased regulation. In the state of Florida the last three years has been the exact opposite – your taxes were reduced, regulation was reduced, and debt was reduced.”

Congressman Allen West fired up conservatives, telling Republicans to “find the enemy and fight them wherever they are.”  Like American paratroopers before the D-day invasion, West said they “must be like sharks that smell blood in the water.”

The audience applauded and cheered throughout his 19 minute speech, as West appeared before Broward Republican’s for a final time.

West concluded with words from the farewell speech given by Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson when he was promoted by Robert E. Lee.

“He said to his brigade they would always be first in his heart,” said West.  “Broward County will always be first in my heart, and I will never forget you,” he told the standing room only crowd.

Special guest and Republican National Committee co-Chair Sharon Day was also encouraged by the work of the Broward Republican Executive Committee and stated so in an interview following the event.

“It was great to see so many Broward Republicans together in such a Democratic stronghold. Taking back the White House and the Senate is the only way we can save America.”

“Lincoln Day was an overwhelming success,” former Plantation Councilman and BREC Executive Director Rico Petrocelli stated. “It was encouraging to see many new faces from throughout Broward.”