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?
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?
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.
Thank you for your support.
Candidate for United States Senate
Monday, June 26th, 2006
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