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Dear Club for Growth,

I'm a big fan! Your work the past several years has been stellar. I'm not sure how we pick up an Idaho House seat without your help, and I'm really happy with your work taking out incumbent Republican Joe Schwartz in MI-07, making it much easier for Democrats to pick up that seat the following cycle. Throw in Andrew Harris in MD-01, and it's clear that your handywork is a godsend for Democrats. Keep it up!

However, as you well know, you can never rest on your laurels in this business. I want to bring your attention to Florida, where "moderate" boogeyman Charlie Crist will announce Tuesday his entry into the state's 2010 Senate race. I don't have to remind you that Crist stood side-by-side with President Barack Obama to announce his support for his stimulus package. Burns, doesn't it? Here's a picture you can use to great effect.

Obama and Crist
(Getty Images)

In the 2006 Connecticut Democratic primary, we called a similar picture "the kiss". Feel free to steal that idea.

Former Florida Speaker Marco Rubio is a solid conservative wingnut in your vein. I don't know if he's viable in a Republican Party, but if not him, I hope you find someone else. Someone like Crist has no business winning Republican primaries in your modern GOP. So I look forward to you taking him out so Democrats can pick up another Senate seat.

Hugs and kisses,


Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon May 11, 2009 at 03:38 PM PDT.

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