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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. http://www.teamtudor.org

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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bp Makes Me Sick

“BP Makes Me Sick Coalition” is covered by New York Times,
Washington Post, MSNBC, Louisiana media, and others

Riverview, Florida – July 12, 2010 – Since last Thursday, 60,000 Americans have joined Doug Tudor, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Gulf Coast groups, and others on a new coalition asking President Obama to stop bp from blocking clean-up workers from wearing respirators around toxic fumes.

MaryLee Orr, executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network, says clean-up workers are being “fired for using safety equipment. bp is afraid they will admit some sort of liability, that there’s a problem in the air, if they allow workers to use the respirators.”

The coalition was organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and also includes 10 members of Congress, 4 Senate candidates, 27 House candidates, and groups like the United Commercial Fisherman and Louisiana Shrimpers Association.  MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann described it on his show Friday: “A new coalition of environmental and fishing groups has launched a site called BPMakesMeSick.com, petitioning President Obama to make bp give the workers respirators.”

Thousands of Americans will call the White House this week, asking for President Obama’s intervention.

Doug Tudor, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in Florida’s 12th Congressional District, was among the first partners to join this coalition, which is gaining momentum by the day.

“Florida’s residents are sick of this catastrophe of greed.  The workers trying to clean up the mess shouldn’t be sickened also,” said Doug Tudor.

The full coalition statement says, “We cannot let the denial of protective gear that hurt so many 9/11 clean-up workers happen again with the Gulf clean-up workers.  President Obama and the federal government must demand that BP allow every clean-up worker who wants to wear respiratory protective equipment to do so — and ensure that workers get the equipment and training they need to do their jobs safely.”

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EXCITING NEWS!

Friends,

TeamTudor has never had a clearer path to victory in November. Yesterday was the deadline for qualifying to run for federal offices. I and four Conservatives qualified to run for the open seat in Florida’s 12th Congressional district. In a surprise move, though, Polk County Commissioner Randy Wilkinson filed to run as the candidate of the TEA Party.

This means there will be a three-way race in November. Randy is a proven vote getter in Polk County and every vote he receives in November will come directly at insurance lawyer Dennis Ross’ expense. This splitting of votes on the Conservative side, coupled with our superior grassroots field organization, gives us the best chance to date of sending a Progressive to Washington.

There will be many ways you will have the opportunity to contribute your time, talent, and treasure in the coming months. We will be canvassing, phone banking, and dialing for dollars, and we will need your enthusiastic support at every turn.

For today, though, there is a fun way to contribute. Former recording executive, Howie Klein, is offering a rare, numbered, VERY limited edition, full-color Neil Young print that has never been offered for sale. To qualify for the drawing, please contribute $25.00 or more at my BlueAmerica page on ActBlue. You’ll have to scroll almost all the way to the bottom to find my listing.

This contest is only open for 24 hours, so please contribute today!

Thank you for all you have done, all you are doing, and all you will do. Keep pressing the fight!

Your brother, Doug

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