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Rubio looks to raise money off Joe Wilson uproar; takes a shot at LeMieux

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September

Fundraising letter Marco Rubio sent out:

The nation’s unemployment rate is at a 26-year high of 9.7 percent. Florida’s is 10.7 percent, the highest since 1976.  The deficit stands at $1.4 trillion, while our national debt is approaching $12 trillion – both continue to rapidly grow as you read this. Then there are the challenges we face on health care, energy and in Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan, among other hot spots.

Yet, none of this seemed to be on the minds of Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats last night. Instead, their top priority was to embarrass Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) for shouting “You lie” during the President’s address to Congress last week.

Joe Wilson made a mistake and apologized to the President, who accepted his apology. That should’ve been the end of it.  Instead, House Democrats insisted on diverting valuable time from the nation’s important business by pushing to rebuke Wilson. And last night, they succeeded.

Alarmingly for Floridians, Charlie Crist’s newly appointed senator joined Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats in playing politics with this issue by calling for Wilson’s censure.

Is this the type of representation you want in the U.S. Senate?  I, for one, have no doubt in my mind you deserve better. At this time of enormous challenges, we don’t need partisan political votes or censure resolutions. We need leaders ready to tackle the real issues and keep Washington’s eyes on the ball.

With your support, I can be one of those leaders. Please make a secure contribution of $25, $50 or $100 today. Together, we can send a message to Washington politicians about what America’s true priorities should be – you and your loved ones .

Proud to Stand for You,

Marco Rubio

P.S. Make spread the word about how Congress continues wasting your time and money.  Please forward this to five of your friends and relatives.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:18pm]

    

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