Allen West backers continue to rail against 'liberal Republicans' in redistricting spat
Fans of Rep. Allen West, including Rush Limbaugh, have been complaining for months that Tallahassee Republicans purposefully redrew his district to include more Democrats. Today, the assertion is being used to raise money for West.
"Liberal Republicans and liberal Democrats have teamed up to defeat America's best Congressman. Will please make a special generous contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250 or more to help reelect Congressman Allen West?" reads a solicitation from Black America's Political Action Committee.
House Speaker Will Weatherford, who oversaw the redistricting effort, has denied any attempt to hurt West. "I personally have supported and endorsed Allen West," he told the Buzz in January. "I will continue to support this extraordinary member of Congress who has brought a much needed conservative voice to Washington, D.C. However, my personal support cannot and will not trump the Constitution.”
The fundraising message goes on to say:
Here is what Allen is up against:
The liberal GOP establishment first redrew Allen's district to make it more liberal.
These same liberals then recruited a left-wing "Republican in Name Only" to run against him in the primary.
Then, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama made Allen their number one target for defeat in the House of Representatives this year and recruited a tough, well-funded Democrat opponent.
Bill Maher, the "comedian" who is one of Barack Obama's biggest donors, is even getting involved. He just called Congressman Allan West an APE!
Now both the RINOs and every crazy left-wing group in America are gunning for Allen West.
That's why BAMPAC is going all out to support our good friend. We are going to pay for phone banks, ads, mailings and whatever Allan needs in order to make sure he wins this primary and gets reelected this fall.