Early Voting began Friday, but things are red-hot already. The following email was sent by the normally unflappable Jahra McLawrence to Lynn Rosenthal earlier this evening, provided to JAABLOG by a witness to one of the confrontations described below.
And the election is still nine days away …
From: “F.J. McLawrence” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: August 17, 2014 at 8:52:32 PM EDT
Subject: Inappropriate Contact
It has come to my attention that your husband (Mitch Rosenthal) has approached at least two of my volunteers in a threatening and intimidating manner. He has angrily suggested that he would disclose my booking photo from 1996; presumably under your direction and control. This photo has been known to the public and depicts me as a 22 year old college sophomore. As I have made no attempt to conceal my past experiences, the content of his rant is not an issue.
My primary concern is that your husband obviously thought it was appropriate to approach my volunteer in Tamarac today, a young female approximately twenty years his junior, in a disturbed and aggressive manner. He walked over to her, approximately 30 feet away, and launched a barrage of verbal threats. The volunteer was intimated by his demeanor and afraid that she would be subjected to further assault if she continued to distribute my literature.
Additionally, another McLawrence Campaign volunteer told me of an argument that transpired when Mr. Rosenthal approached him in Coral Springs and continued his aggressive and un-professional behavior.
Even more, this inappropriate behavior is not limited to Mr. Rosenthal. When I sent another member of my campaign to Tamarac to assess the situation, and to reassure the young female volunteer, she too was approached in a violent manner by a woman, apparently employed by your campaign, wearing your paraphernalia screaming insults as she grew near. Fortunately, this more seasoned volunteer was able to defuse the situation as the security officer stood nearby.
Please note that I have not made any inappropriate comments about you or your campaign. Instead, I have merely reprinted excerpts from articles previously published in local newspapers. So, if your husband or any other member of your campaign has a problem with what has been printed in the newspapers, then I suggest they confront those media outlets directly.
This aggressive behavior toward my volunteers is completely inappropriate and simply will not be tolerated. If anyone from your campaign has a problem with me or my campaign, then you should contact me directly. My email address is readily available on the bar website and my phone number is on every piece of literature that has been publicly distributed.
There is no need for a mature man of his years to continually attempt to intimidate young female volunteers while they are actively engaged in the political process. As a result, I hereby demand that your husband, MITCH ROSENTHAL, control his behavior and refrain from any direct contact with any volunteers of the McLawrence Campaign.
Frantz J McLawrence