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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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Hurricane Season Begins

Friends,

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