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It's official. One of the national entities that helped propel the Terri Schiavo case to the U.S. Congress has turned its firepower on one of the Republican nine in the state Senate who blocked Gov. Jeb Bush's 2005 attempt to intervene in Schiavo's case., a conservative political action committee, sent out an attack email Monday against state Sen. Jim King, R-Jacksonville, urging its supporters to "pile on the bad guy" and send online donations to his challenger, longtime conservative activist Randy Terry.

King, who backed Bush's first effort to intervene on Shiavo's behalf in 2003 while he was Senate President, reversed himself in March 2005, joining eight other Republican senators and Democrats to defeat the measure. He said he'd made a mistake the first time around when he voted to allow the state to intervene in what he considers a family matter. doesn't see it that way: "Hello, friend of Life and Liberty," the email begins. "By now you know that Florida State Senator Jim King -- the highest profile elected official in the state of Florida who starved Terry Schiavo to death -- is in the political fight of his life against Randall Terry, a man who served Terri's family faithfully, and fought valiantly to save her from starvation."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:10pm]


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