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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:25 AM
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Other Democrats back local (Florida) hopefuls (no support from Fl Dems)
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 09:27 AM by Mika
Source: Miami Herald

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed three Miami congressional candidates after two House Democrats from South Florida refused to participate in their campaigns because of their friendships with the Republican incumbents.
Letters signed by five House Democrats, including some of Pelosi's closest allies, congratulated each of the candidates for a ''strong start'' to their campaigns and said they look forward to supporting the campaigns and helping each of the three ``become our newest Democratic partner for change in Washington.''

The letters to former Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez, former Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chairman Joe Garcia and businesswoman Annettte Taddeo came in the wake of a Miami Herald story that detailed how two influential members of Congress said they would not support the three because of long-standing personal and professional relationships with the Republican incumbents.

Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston and Kendrick Meek of Miami, who both raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said they would not campaign for the trio because of ties to Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Democrats say they may have their best shot in years to unseat at least one of the three, and word that Wasserman Schultz and Meek would be on the sidelines infuriated party activists, including Dade Democrats who voted Monday to ``pledge support behind the three.''


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/campaign08/story/457555.html



DU thread on original Miami Herald reports of Wasserman Schultz and Meek not campaigning against the Republicans and not supporting candidates who are running for Lincoln and Mario Diaz Balart brothers and Ileana Ros Lehtinen seats.

Dade Democrats decry lack of support
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:58 AM
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1. absolutely frigging disgusting
DWS and Meeks just went WAY down on my list...they are 3 horrible republicans and friendship or not they should be exposed for the stuff they spew every day-where was the compassion from THEM when THEY were in control of the House? That's right there wasn't any...Meeks and Wass-Schultz need to be taken behind the woodshed by the leaders
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:59 AM
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2. Thats an improvement for Wastecan-Schlitz.
In '06 she endorsed Ginny Brown-Waite(RRRRR-5) over Democrat John Russell.

Useless piece of shit needs a primary opponent. They ALL do.
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MoJoWorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:15 AM
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3. DWS and Meek are big Hillary surrogates---
Do we need any more proof that the Clinton campaign cares NOT one iota about any down-ballot Democratic candidates?
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:18 AM
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4. I saw DWS on a local Miami TV show with Michael Putney.
She said that she wanted to maintain their collegial relationship, because they have a lot to work on together between now and the GE.

Hmm. Could it be all of the stepped-up collegial work of condemning and threatening Castro and Chavez yet to do? They have a lot in common.

If it ain't about hating Castro (and now Chavez also), then it won't get Fl votes. :puke:
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:28 AM
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5. Kick and rec.
Get this to the top of the front page!

This is the kind of whit we have to deal with in Florida. I'm looking for someone to run against this **** in the primary. I'll drive cross state to manage their campaign.
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:35 AM
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6. To run against those three (LDB, MDB, IRL) takes guts.
One might need a bomb sniffing dog unit if one dares not toe the hard line against Castro (and now Chavez).


April 1976: Severely injured WQBA news director
Emilio Milian is assisted after a car bomb exploded
beneath him


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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:19 AM
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7. I want to nominate these 2 assholes for Top 10 Conservative Idiots.
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Speciesamused Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:49 PM
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8. I concur...
Florida has officially become the Land
of Fruits and Nuts.
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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:59 PM
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9. Needed: Challenger for Debbie Wasserman Schultz for November, 2008
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 03:16 PM by seafan

MIAMI HERALD FILE
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz co-chairs the campaign committee's Red to Blue program, which raises money for and provides strategic advice to top Democratic House candidates.



BUT:

Democrats (Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Kendrick Meek) torn between party, GOP friends



The real caption should be: Debbie Wasserman Schultz,(Turncoat-FL)



I'm still angry over that interview. Debbie "Impeachment would divide Congress" Wasserman Schultz is NOT a progressive democrat.


Wasserman Schultz retorts: Asking if a FL Dem first introduced early primary bill is "inappropriate"


Wasserman Schultz starts petition to seat delegates for Clinton




This woman's actions are a menace to our party.



And, in today's news:


Pelosi, top allies send letter of support to Democratic challengers of "the terrible trio", Balart brothers. Ros-Lehtinen, while Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Kendrick Meek refuse to support their own colleagues in their races for these US Rep seats. This is INFURIATING.


By LESLEY CLARK
March 15, 2008


WASHINGTON --
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed three Miami congressional candidates after two House Democrats from South Florida refused to participate in their campaigns because of their friendships with the Republican incumbents.

Letters signed by five House Democrats, including some of Pelosi's closest allies, congratulated each of the candidates for a ''strong start'' to their campaigns and said they look forward to supporting the campaigns and helping each of the three ``become our newest Democratic partner for change in Washington.''

The letters to former Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez, former Miami-Dade Democratic Party Chairman Joe Garcia and businesswoman Annettte Taddeo came in the wake of a Miami Herald story that detailed how two influential members of Congress said they would not support the three because of long-standing personal and professional relationships with the Republican incumbents.

Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston and Kendrick Meek of Miami, who both raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said they would not campaign for the trio because of ties to Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Democrats say they may have their best shot in years to unseat at least one of the three, and word that Wasserman Schultz and Meek would be on the sidelines infuriated party activists, including Dade Democrats who voted Monday to ``pledge support behind the three.''


.....




Ms. Wasserman Schultz is treading on very thin ice in our party.


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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 03:29 PM
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10. brava for Nancy!
good to see her stand up for the party's nominees
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 01:44 PM
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11. A big DU ..
.. :kick:



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