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Tudor Earns Another Endorsement!

Doug Tudor for Congress is proud to have the endorsement of Florida Prospers.  Please read the email they sent out to their members, below:

“Doug Tudor is a retired Navy Master Chief and a successful businessman.  In the Navy, Doug achieved the highest enlisted rank and served us overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Now Floridians can help him serve us here at home.

Doug is pragmatic. When we spoke about the election he commented, “I realize not everyone is in a position, personally or financially, to run for Congress.  I’m no millionaire but I’m blessed and I have the opportunity to run again and I’d be remiss if I did not act when America has so many problems and is paralyzed by partisan politics.”  In 2008, he ran for U.S. Congress in Florida’s District 12 against one of the most partisan politicians in Florida, Congressman Adam Putnam.  Despite campaigning against an incumbent with 18 times more money, Doug received a stunning 42.5% of the vote. Doug Tudor’s performance seems to have caused Congressman Putnam to re-evaluate his re-election; Putnam chose not run again for Congress.

This year, Doug Tudor is running for an open Congressional seat, one he nearly won two years ago. Unfortunately, partisan politics is stronger than ever. The Florida Democratic Party has chosen favoritism over leadership and has advanced a primary challenger against Doug.  FloridaProspers and Doug Tudor are here to stand against party favoritism and promote sound leadership for our state.

Seizing the open seat opportunity that Doug created, career politician Lori Edwards jumped in the race to challenge Doug in the Democratic primary.  It is important to note, Doug received more votes in his first campaign than Lori has received cumulatively in 7 election cycles over almost 20 years as a politician.  That is an impressive statistic!

In the November election the winner will need fewer votes than Doug earned in the District in 2008.  This is one of the many and practical reasons FloridaProspers supports Doug Tudor for Congress in Florida’s District 12.

If you live in District 12, then you are fortunate to have an excellent candidate and Floridians need you to vote for Doug. If you live outside of Polk, Hillsborough, and Osceola counties and do not have a contested race for Congress in your area, then we ask you to help Doug win his primary on August 24th with a contribution.

FloridaProspers when we chose the best representatives for our state. Together we can replace the influence of partisanship and special interests by contributing $10, $25 or $50 a month from now until November so that all of Florida can celebrate victory on Nov. 2nd. Join our cause and we won’t stop until FloridaProspers. Thank you, The Board”

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Hurricane Season Begins


I am sure you are aware, but I want to emphasize the 2010 Hurricane Season begins today and lasts until November 30.  The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts this year’s season will be “active to extremely active.”  For the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, NOAA projects a 70 percent probability of 14 to 23 Named Storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher).  These storms could include 8 to 14 Hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or higher), of which 3 to 7 could be Major Hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of at least 111 mph).

For those of us who resided in Central Florida during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, we know there is only one thing better than luck and it is preparation.  Please take a few minutes in the next few days to get you and your family organized for this season.  As you know, if you wait until a storm is upon us, you will invariably not be able to get the items and make the preparations you need.

Below are a few links, which will help you prepare for any storm as well as keeping you informed about approaching weather systems.

Lastly, as you prepare your own family, please consider those in our community who may need special assistance – the elderly, the poor, and the disabled.  Publix and other retail outlets have programs allowing you to contribute to the greater community as you buy your personal supplies.

Be prepared, be aware, and be ready.  As the military taught me time and again, “Hope is not a course of action.”

Your Brother, Doug

Doug Tudor to Join Operation Free in Tampa

Tampa, FL  May 5, 2010 — Doug Tudor, Democratic candidate for Florida’s 12th Congressional District and Retired Navy Master Chief, will take part in the Florida Military Roundtable during Operation Free’s tour stop in Tampa.  This Friday, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 248, Mr. Tudor will join with national leaders from Operation Free, as well as state leaders, concerned veterans and other Democratic candidates.  This event is open to the public.

Doug Tudor retired from the Navy in the spring of 2008 and successfully grew his name recognition to garner 42% of the vote in November, 2008, against the third-ranking Republican in the House.  Grassroots support continues to build momentum for Mr. Tudor’s 2010 bid for District 12’s open seat.

Operation Free is an organization of military veterans who bring their unique perspective to the discussion surrounding national security and energy policy.  Their mission is clear, “Secure America with Clean Energy.”  Operation Free works to underscore the connection between our dependence on carbon-based fuels and terrorists’ funding, as well as the ways in which we can move towards producing clean energy as a country.

Doug is proud to be a State Leader for Operation Free in Florida.  In discussing their mission, Doug said, “The American people have to understand that dependence on fossil fuels puts out servicemen and women in harm’s way on a daily basis.  We have to use innovation, combining the talents of the public and private sectors, to move our country forward with clean energy.”

For additional information on Operation Free’s stop in Tampa, contact Eric Erens, [email protected]  For addition information on Operation Free, contact James Whitaker (202) 216-9723 or on the web at


Rosalind Moffett, Chief of Staff
Doug Tudor, Democrat, for Congress Campaign