Democratic former State Attorney to endorse republican candidate for top prosecutor's position
Republicans and democrats, living together in perfect harmony...well, at least in one local race.
An event for republican Palm Beach County State Attorney candidate Dina Keever is being held Thursday at the home of longtime democratic fundraiser Dr. Marvin Rosenberg. Click Here for details on this Reception in Palm Beach, which is co-hosted by republican Palm Beach town councilman Bill Diamond.
Rosenberg also happens to be the father-in-law of former State Attorney Michael McAuliffe, also a democrat. McAuliffe will officially endorse Keever, a republican.
Keever tells us that she feels the top prosecutor's job should be a non-partisan one, but some pundits say there is something else going on.
Former state senator and later special prosecutor for the state on drug trafficking Dave Aronberg is the democratic candidate in this race. We reached out to him for reaction to the McAuliffe endorsement.
Aronberg's Campaign Manager left us a voicemail, saying "given that Mr. McAuliffe campaigned against Rick Scott in 2010, voters should really question why he has embraced someone like Mrs. Keever, who has openly supported Tea Party Governor Rick Scott's extreme agenda".
Ulvert seems to be referring to the fact that Rosenberg reported Aronberg to the state Democratic Party, claiming he conspired to push McAuliffe out of office and played a part in keeping Judge Krista Marx from running for state attorney.
Keever told us, however, that she thinks "he chose me because he looked at our qualifications, experience of the three candidates (including Independent Robert Gershman, a PBC defense attorney) and Michael (McAuliffe) knows what it takes to do the job. As Michael is, I'm a former federal prosecutor, and he and I both know that in order to do that" you have to know what you're doing."