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MoveOn Steps Up for Lamont

by: spazeboy

Mon Jun 26, 2006 at 12:33:21 PM EDT


...and Patrick Murphy (PA-08) and Diane Farrell (CT-04).  If you click the link in the e-mail you can give to all three candidates in one shot!

The big news here, IMO, is Ned Lamont.  MoveOn, having endorsed Lamont earlier this month, has already sent out an e-mail to CT members.  Today, MoveOn has gone national:

Dear MoveOn member,

Pop quiz: Who was the first senator to speak against the Democrats and their exit plan in last week's big Senate debate on Iraq? If you guessed Joe Lieberman, you're right.

Read the rest of this e-mail, and Ned Lamont's note to MoveOn members in the extended text.

spazeboy :: MoveOn Steps Up for Lamont

Every time leaders like Russ Feingold stand up and fight, Joe Lieberman undermines them with Republican talking points. It's infuriating.

That's why we're endorsing Ned Lamont, the businessman who's running neck-and-neck with Lieberman. There's a note from him to you below. Can you chip in to help Lamont and other candidates before the deadline?

https://political.moveon.org/give/iraq.html

MoveOn members voted to endorse Lamont recently but he faces a critical deadline. Candidates will report their campaign finances to the Federal Election Commission June 30th. They need to show they've got support. Can you help?

–Tom Matzzie
  MoveOn.org Political Action
  Monday, June 26, 2006

Ned Lamont's note to MoveOn members:

Dear MoveOn members,

I am running for U.S. Senate because I believe it is time Democrats stood up and fought for Democratic values. Too often what you hear out of Joe Lieberman is the same thing you hear from George W. Bush.

Just last week Joe voted to stick with the Bush plan for Iraq—opposing other Democrats in the Senate.

I am writing to ask you to support my campaign and other Democrats working to hold George W. Bush's friends accountable. I've got only six weeks left in my race, can I count on you?

https://political.moveon.org/give/iraq.html

As I've campaigned across Connecticut I hear concerns from some saying, "Ned, don't jeopardize a safe seat."

I tell them, "Connecticut is a progressive state. You're not losing a senator, you're gaining a Democrat."

They tell me, "Ned, don't rock the boat."

And I tell them, "It's high time we rock the boat."

We are running for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party; we're showing the country that we can win as proud Democrats.

I am also asking you to support two other Democrats. One is an Iraq veteran running for Congress. The other is right here in Connecticut. Can I count you in?

https://political.moveon.org/give/iraq.html

You may be wondering who I am. I started my own successful business from scratch that competes with big cable companies. I am a husband and proud father. I am a progressive and a Democrat.

Three years ago politicians with years of political experience rushed our troops off to war; they told us the war would be easy; we'd be greeted as liberators.

Now three years later, America is no safer, Israel is no safer, the Middle East is even less stable, and we have 130,000 valiant troops stuck in the middle of a violent civil war in the heart of Iraq.

Those who got us into this mess should be held accountable.

In Washington they give you a medal; in the business world they say: "You're fired."

I say it is time for the Iraqis to take control of their own destiny and we're just getting in the way.

The $250 million a day we are spending in Iraq is better spent on pre-school and health care, public transit and veterans benefits.

I would have led the opposition to the nomination of Judge Alito.

I believe that President George Bush's illegal wiretaps and his reckless fiscal and environmental policies are weakening America and leaving too many hardworking citizens behind.

I doubt that anybody will call me "George Bush's favorite Democrat."

I am not afraid of a challenge. I am ready to challenge business as usual, I am ready to fight for real Democratic values and I will tell the Bush administration to put their haughty arrogance in their back pocket and deal with the rest of the world with respect.

I need your support. Joe Lieberman has a well-funded campaign backed by the establishment Democrats in Washington and Connecticut.

https://political.moveon.org/give/iraq.html

Thank you for your support.

Ned Lamont
Candidate for United States Senate
Connecticut
Monday, June 26th, 2006

PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://political.moveon.org/
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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