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Scott Israel’s First 2020 Campaign Appearance?

Former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

Scott Israel may not have gotten his hearing in court yet, but he will get a hearing next month in front of some of his strongest supporters — the Century Village of Pembroke Pines Democratic Club.

Making what some observers are describing as his first campaign appearance of the 2020 sheriff’s race, Israel will be the featured guest at the club’s February meeting.

Sophie Boch, a longtime Broward Democratic activist and president of the club, told Browardbeat.com why Israel will make a good guest.

“I want him to know we are still with him,” she explained.

Bock described herself and club members as “absolutely” being 100 percent behind Israel.  “It hurts me what has happened to him,” she said.

A veteran Broward political consultant called Israel’s appearance “an opening campaign move if pulled off right.”

The consultant expects Israel to portray himself as a Democratic gun control advocate who has been victimized by DeSantis, a conservative Republican NRA supporter. “Its a message that plays well among Democratic activists,” the consultant said.

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Jan. 29, 2019