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GOP: 'Tide running out' on Grayson, Kosmas



UPDATE: Fla. Dem Spokesman Erik Jotkoff responds: “The only tide running out is the one carrying the failed Republican policies that left so many Floridians behind. Floridians want independent leaders who support commonsense solutions, which is why they continue to support Representatives Kosmas and Grayson."


The Congressman in charge of recruiting candidates in Florida says the GOP's chances have really improved to take out Reps. Suzanne Kosmas and Alan Grayson, Democrats swept into office along with Barack Obama in 2008.

"It was a tidal wave that came in and took out some folks. But right now, the tide is running out. They are pushing it out themselves," Rep. Lynn Westmoreland of Georgia told the Buzz today. He suggested conservatives are waking up and revolting against liberalism in D.C.

"Anybody that voted for Nancy Peolsi is going to have to answer that question. When you vote for Nancy Pelosi, you're also voting for Charlie Rangel and you see how that's turned out. You're also voting for Barney Frank to be head of Financial Services. How's that working out? You're voting for John Murtha. You can go down a list of these people they voted for on the first day they were sworn in. That's a big question people are going to want to know."

The Central Florida Democrats have GOP targets from Day One for ousting Republican incumbents. But Kosmas has been raising a ton of money and Grayson has personal wealth to fight back with, so Westmoreland's tough talk will be met with a challenge.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:19pm]


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