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Re: [RLC-Action] Florida RLC campaigning for Pence/Shadegg

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  • jap@highstream.net
    I like this language. It allows us to endorse the Pence ticket without appearing to endorse the non-economic half of Pence s voting record. Jeff Palmer
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 12, 2006
      I like this language. It allows us to endorse the Pence ticket without
      appearing to endorse the non-economic half of Pence's voting record.

      Jeff Palmer

      Quoting Philip Blumel <pblumel@...>:

      > The Florida RLC board is currently voting to approve this letter,
      > some version of which will be mailed to every GOP member of Florida's
      > Congressional delegation early next week. -- Philip Blumel,
      > www.rlcfl.org
      >
      > +++++
      >
      > November 9, 2006
      >
      >
      > Dear Rep. X,
      >
      > On behalf of the RLC of Florida, I am writing to urge you to elect
      > House leadership that will refocus the Republican delegation on what
      > is not only one of our party's central principles, but also our best
      > selling point at the polls: fiscal responsibility.
      >
      > The Republican Party has to regain our credibility in this area by
      > pursuing earmark reform, spending cuts, presidential vetoes,
      > opposing tax increases and by choosing solid fiscally conservative
      > leadership.
      >
      > Specifically, we recommend that you vote for Rep. John Shadegg for
      > the post of House Minority Whip and Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) for the
      > post of House Minority Leader.
      >
      > This recommendation echoes that of U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, an RLC
      > Advisory Board member, as well as the National Taxpayers Union, Club
      > for Growth and a growing list of fiscally conservative organizations
      > and individuals.
      >
      > While the voters handed over leadership in the Congress to the
      > Democratic Party, we do not believe that this shift represents a
      > rejection of the limited government philosophy that the GOP has
      > traditionally championed. On the contrary, we believe the Republican
      > Party is being punished because the voters perceive that the GOP has
      > rejected it.
      >
      > To win back the Congress, we must shatter that perception with
      > genuine reform in the Congress and in our party. Thank you in
      > advance for your consideration.
      >
      >
      > Sincerely,
      >
      >
      >
      > Lisa Bullion, chair
      >
      >
      >
      > P.S. This letter is signed by Lisa Bullion of Orlando on behalf of
      > the executive committee of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida,
      > who have read and approved it: Steven F. Burden (Tampa), Mark Cross
      > (Kissimmee), Philip Blumel (West Palm Beach), Joe Haynes (Seminole),
      > Thomas D. Walls (Lake Worth), Alan Turin (Hollywood), Jerry Cameron
      > (St. Augustine) and James Riis (Tampa). The RLC is a national
      > network of libertarian-leaning Republican activists and
      > officeholders. For more info, see www.rlcfl.org.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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