New GOP Wave Goals to Overtake Republican Committee in Broward

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On the heels of dropping her statehouse race, a vocal Broward Faculty Board critic who attended the January 6 Capitol Hill rally for Donald Trump is vying to unseat the leaders of the Broward County Republican Celebration.

Within the traditionally Democratic Broward County — which remained blue in the course of the latest midterm election regardless of a considerable enhance in Republican turnout — Jenna Hague is main a bunch of candidates below the slogan “Broward First” to overhaul the previous guard of the Broward Republican Govt Committee (BREC).

Hague is trying to take over as chair of the Broward Republican get together, a place that retired narcotics agent and former Coral Springs commissioner Tom Powers has held since his 2020 election.

“Let’s face it, now we have all seen the issues with our present management,” reads a website for the candidates created by Hague.

The Broward GOP contest, which is an inside election amongst Republican committee members, is scheduled for December 5.

Hague, a South Florida monetary supervisor for development tasks, lately misplaced her bid in opposition to Democrat Dan Daley for Florida Home of Representatives District 96. Throughout her run, she informed CoralSpringsTalk that she helps college selection, backs elevated funding for legislation enforcement, and favors pressing measures to stabilize the property insurance coverage market.

Hague gained a following in the course of the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic as an anti-mask-mandate activist, skewering the Broward Faculty Board and the county’s in-school masks necessities for kids.

Photographs shared on Twitter by the native activist group Miami In opposition to Fascism seem to point out Hague on the U.S. Capitol when riots broke out on January 6, 2021. The pictures depict her exterior the U.S. Capitol constructing holding up a shirt with the phrases “WE WON!” alongside former President Donald Trump’s face. (Hague has not been charged with any crime by means of attending the rally.)

Within the images, Hague’s husband, who’s described as a U.S. Marine and authorities contractor on her web site, is sporting clothes emblazoned with the slogan “Enrique Tarrio did nothing improper,” a reference to the then-leader of the far-right Proud Boys group.

Tarrio had been charged two days earlier with destruction of property for burning a Black Lives Matter banner that had been stolen from a Washington D.C. church. He pleaded responsible within the case and apologized in courtroom. Members of the Proud Boys together with Tarrio have been later charged with seditious conspiracy for allegedly organizing the assault on the Capitol in an try and disrupt the certification of the Electoral Faculty vote.

Whereas Hague declined to remark about points associated to the January 6 Capitol Hill attendance, she rejects claims that she has ties to extremism.

The aspiring chief of the Broward Republican get together describes herself as a “hardworking, Jewish-American, strong-willed mom” and “devoted spouse that turned fed up with sitting on the proverbial sidelines, yelling at my tv.”

In an interview with the Self-Evident Ministries podcast, Hague stated she was desperate to get into politics to stop what she perceives as far-leftist ideology from spreading in Florida.

“I believe this woke liberal tradition — I do not even wish to say Democrat as a result of I do not suppose that is what it’s — it turns into like a most cancers and it spreads. So what’s occurring in Central Florida, or in Tampa, or in Broward County, if it goes unchecked, ultimately it will begin to crawl into locations the place they suppose they’re secure,” Hague stated on the podcast.

Latest on-line hypothesis tried to hyperlink the brand new Broward GOP committee candidates’ logos to Nazi symbols, prompting Hague to push again. She tells New Instances that the “Broward First” slogan and eagle imagery utilized by the candidates usually are not meant to evoke any extremist ideology.

“I do not know what different teams you are trying to tie me to, as I take photos with a whole lot of conservative activists and Republican leaders. I’m Jewish, by the way in which, and there’s not a racist bone in my physique,” Hague says in a press release, noting that the “America First” motto was beforehand utilized by Trump to spotlight his international coverage.

“Any alleged resemblance of the logos now we have used to some Nazi emblems from many many years in the past is merely within the creativeness of these in search of to smear our staff of candidates,” Hague says. “In fact we made no intention to imitate any racist symbols of the previous. The eagle, by the way in which, is among the most typical animals utilized in design all through historical past… particularly in america.”

She provides: “This identical ridiculous assault was made in opposition to the Trump marketing campaign in 2020 when it used the ‘America First’ slogan with some eagle imagery, and we echo the marketing campaign’s response: that this inquiry is moronic and a device of the left used to smear conservatives.”

Operating alongside Hague for seats on the Broward Republican Govt Committee are Weston businessman Valenty (Lenny) Heda, former Division of Homeland Safety particular agent Grace Morales, and yacht trade govt Rick Buell.

Hague notes that though candidates run independently for these positions, it’s typically the case that they marketing campaign collectively.

Heda, the vice chair candidate, describes himself as a “lifelong Republican” and know-how trade veteran. In keeping with his bio, he has expertise campaigning for native candidates equivalent to Broward Faculty Board member Brenda Fam and Metropolis of Weston Mayor Peggy Brown. He was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor at an area GOP assembly in Weston again in January, throughout which he mentioned his assist of Trump’s 2024 presidential run.

Morales, who’s vying to be the committee secretary, is the daughter of Cuban immigrants and a founding member of the Younger Patriots Conservative Group, in response to her bio. She beforehand labored with the Trump Victory staff in South Florida and is a supervisor of a tech firm.

Buell, the candidate for treasurer, is a marine trade vet who has labored a yacht captain, engineer, superintendent and director for the previous 25 years. 

The candidates hosted a meet and greet on November 21 on the Quarterdeck Bar and Grill in Fort Lauderdale.

Flyers for the occasion, which have been shared in a Floridians FIRST group chat, promised drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dialogue on “how, collectively, we are able to make BREC purposeful once more!”



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