Lobbyists Want To Be Convention Delegates for Hillary Clinton

Democrats being asked to vote for a Hillary Clinton slate for the Philadelphia National Convention are not being told the whole story about two of the candidates.

The ad promoting Clinton supporters Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis and Stephanie Grutman Zauder gives short biographies. What the ad doesn’t include is that Ortis and Zauder have a history of lobbying.

Zauder works at the Fort Lauderdale office of Ballard Partners, arguably the leading Republican lobbying firm in Tallahassee. The other lobbyists in the office is Justin Sayfie, former spokesman for Jeb Bush and a leading state Republican figure.

A former Eastern Airlines mechanic’s union leader, Ortis lobbied for the union in Tallahassee until recently. He also represented Big Sugar. He currently is not registered to lobby in the state Capital.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, April 22, 2016