Over 300 Republicans attended the annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale on May 20, 2013
Florida Governor Rick Scott was the featured keynote speaker at the Broward Republican Party event. Republican National Committee co-chair Sharon Day was introduced as special guest speaker while former state senator Ellyn Bogdanoff, county commissioner Chip LaMarca, state representative George Moriatis, and Plantation city commissioner Jerry Fadgen spoke on local Republican issues.
U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart appeared by video. Also in attendance were former Broward Republican Party Chairmen Shane Strum, Kevin Tynan, Chip LaMarca, and Rico Petrocelli. Florida National Committeeman Peter Feaman, and a number of local, state, and federal officials, as well as potential candidates for public office, enjoyed the dinner as well.