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9/11 RPOF mailer



The Republican Party of Florida apparently thought Sept. 11 would be a good day to reach voters with an absentee ballot mailer. The piece features Jeb Bush, the Statue of Liberty and the American flag on the cover. Inside, Bush's message includes reminding voters how Florida persevered through 9/11 and hurricanes and made big strides in education, cutting taxes, and expanding the economy.


"Now, it is time for me to "pass the torch and in less than 60 days you will decide whether the progress we have made over the past eight years will continue - or not....I am confident the Republicans we have running for office in this election are committed conservatives you and I can trust. I am also confident the liberals on the other side will do all they can do to dismantle the progress we have made if they are elected..."

Party spokesman Jeff Sadosky said the mailer began arriving at voters' homes Thursday and Friday "and is in no way timed to correspond with 9/11.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:45pm]


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