Chicken, potatoes and asparagus – plus politics – were on the menu Monday night for the Broward Republican Party's "Lincoln Day" fundraiser.
Most of the speeches, including Gov.
State Rep. George Moraitis, R-
"In a lot of ways we were outworked by the other party. I feel like the Democrats in a lot of ways wanted it a lot more than we did," he said.
He said it's going to take hard work by many Republicans – more than writing emails and posting on blogs – to win in 2014 and beyond.
One of those who lost last year, former state Sen.
"I can tell the audience. This is a news flash. Losing sucks," she began.
"What I do know is politics is in my blood. I'm not going away. I have absolutely no intention of going away…. It's time to go on and win in 2014," she said.
Most of Scott's keynote speech echoed the remarks he gives at all sorts of events, though they were a big more partisan than official gubernatorial speeches.
One note: He gave a shout out to Broward politicians and party leaders, but he referred to the expansion at the
County Commissioner Chip LaMarca spoke but didn't stay to eat hotel banquet chicken. It was his 18th wedding anniversary, so LaMarca and his wife Eileen ate elsewhere.
Party leaders didn't have an estimate about what they raised Monday night, but based on attendance and ticket prices -- $150 general admission and $300 for VIP reception – the event would have taken in $75,000.