Your Choice, Not Washington’s!
Today I received a mass email from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz asking me to support my Blue Dog Conservative primary opponent. Clearly, my Blue Dog Conservative primary opponent is Washington’s choice, but she shouldn’t be yours!
You have often heard me describe our campaign for the U.S. House, as a “People-Powered” one. Today, I want to give you an actual feel for that term. During our 2010 campaign, we have received 1,170 individual contributions. Our average contribution has been around $30.00.
Over the past three weekends, our volunteers have given their time to brave the Florida heat to knock on over 3,000 doors.
While phone-banking, those 3,000 doors have been followed by over 500 calls.
In her email, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz asked the recipients to give $72, $144, or $216. I don’t know why she chose those numbers. In the past you have received requests from me to give $12 (for Florida’s 12th District), $20.10 (for the election year), and $47 (my age).
Today, I am asking you to contribute $20.00, as FL-20 is Wasserman-Schultz’ district. If everyone receiving this request contributes $20.00, we will raise over $22,000.00 in one day.
This will be the clearest way for us to make it known that the voters of Florida’s 12th District will pick our representative, not Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and other Washington insiders.
Over the next several days, I am going to send you a few more notes outlining why Debbie, who is in a safe D+13 district, is supporting a Conservative. Trust me, it is not her first time she has backed candidates that are opposed to the hope and change for which we worked so hard in 2008. With your $20.00 contribution, we can send a clear message that it should be her last.
Please contribute $20.00 today at “Your Choice, Not Washington’s!”
I appreciate all you have done, are doing, and will do.
Your Brother, Doug