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Howard Dean calls Grayson No. 1 target of GOP



Howard Dean issued an appeal to the "progressive movement" today to contribute to Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, calling him the "number #1 target of the Republican Party."

"They want to silence his voice. They want nothing more than to replace him with some shill who will do the bidding of insurance and Wall Street lobbyists," Dean says in an email soliciting donations for Grayson's latest "money bomb."

Dean calls Grayson a "healthcare hero" who doesn't need a "spinal transplant." Grayson has used his forceful, sometimes over-the-top, advocacy on the issue to raise hundreds of thousands for his re-election.

The issue is proving good for business on both sides. A Republican money bomb aimed at winning 40 House seats seems to be off and running, with a lot of money pouring in from Florida.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:31pm]


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