Just last week, our Executive Director, Scott Arceneaux, updated you on how far we've come in 9 months. In case you missed it, the bottom line is: we are united and thanks to you, we are on the right track to make history again in 2010. I know we are ready for this historic opportunity to change Florida in 2010 by electing Alex Sink as our next governor, sending another strong Democrat to the U.S. Senate, and electing Democrats to Florida's Cabinet, Congress, and the Legislature.
But faced with the same historic election, the Republican Party of Florida has found itself buried in scandal. Republican grassroots activists are calling for change in the party leadership. And, the Republican candidates are facing the serious questions -- Bill McCollum about his extreme right-wing record and Charlie Crist about his out-of-touch, out-of-town ways.
Now, they face another test. At the end of September, both parties will need to file their finance reports with the state and show how many Floridians support them. Last quarter three times more Floridians gave to the Florida Democratic Party.
I know we can do it again and show everyone that Florida Democrats are united and ready to win in 2010. Help finish this quarter strong, and keep us on track for victory:
Since the last election, you have been helping build a stronger, better Democratic Party that is ready to win again. While our party has united to move Florida forward, the Republicans are divided and under fire from the editorial pages across Florida to their own local activists.
While we have focused on building the party from the ground up to help win, the Republican Party of Florida is supporting only candidates who won't question the Republican culture of cronyism and corruption in Tallahassee.
But no matter what they are doing, we face an important fundraising deadline at the end of the month. Let's make it clear -- with the support of hundreds more grassroots Democrats, that we are united and on the right track to win.
Please take a moment and make a donation today:
Every donation is vital as we work to bring change to Florida. And for the past six months, every time we've needed it, you've continued to step up. There is no question: Democrats are united and ready to bring new and different leadership to Tallahassee.
Thank you for all your support.
Congresswoman Karen L. Thurman
Chair of the Florida Democratic Party
Thursday, September 24, 2009
United and divided
Posted by Professor Rex at 9:01 PM