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Pinellas Democrats: Bill Foster is not progressive



ST. PETERSBURG-- Mayoral hopeful Bill Foster's newest mailer reads: "Everyone agrees: Bill Foster is the progressive leader we need!"

Everyone, it turns out, does not agree.

From an e-mail sent out by the Pinellas Democrats today:

Here are two things that I would have never expected to see:
Former Republican Leader Tom Delay on Dancing with the Stars - dancing to the song “Wild Thing”.
Conservative Republican Bill Foster sending out a mailer to voters claiming to be a “Progressive”.
Yet, both of those happened yesterday. 
Having worked on campaigns for over thirty years, I have watched candidates stretch the truth but Bill Foster's claim of the Progressive mantel is both laughable and insulting at the same time.
It is clear that Bill Foster will say anything to get elected.
Progressives have a long tradition standing up for civil rights, affordable housing, quality healthcare and so many other issues important to families in St. Petersburg. 
But while Progressives were working to get President Obama elected, Republican Bill Foster opposed Barack Obama.  And for those who didn't know, Kathleen Ford was on the Obama/Biden legal team working to guarantee a fair election.
It's time to say YES to change, and NO to Republican Bill Foster for Mayor.

If you are interested in supporting a candidate who will stand up for our community, create safer neighborhoods and has the experience to lead St. Petersburg - Kathleen Ford is the candidate that you are looking for!

Ramsay McLauchlan
Chair, Pinellas Democratic Party


Cristina Silva, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:08pm]


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