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Fla GOP launches "Prevent Pelosi Project" fundraising campaign

The Florida GOP is kicking off a fundrasing campaign to protect incumbent Republican U.S. House members and Republican challengers, with the first fundraising pitches hitting mailboxes this week. The message is clear from the name of the campaign: the "Prevent Pelosi Project."

"Using Nancy Pelosi as the focal point for what's wrong in Washington D.C. helped Mark Sanford overcome a lot of setbacks to win his race in South Carolina," said Florida Republican party chairman Lenny Curry. "Down here in Florida, the chance to prevent Nancy Pelosi from returning to power will be just as successful in most of our 29 congressional districts."

Curry has tapped Jacksonville businessman and former Ambassador John Rood, chairman of Mitt Romney’s Florida Finance Team in 2012, as the finance chairman of the Prevent Pelosi Project.

“Earlier this year, President Obama said that ‘It would be a whole lot easier to govern if I had Nancy Pelosi as Speaker,’” said Rood. “Floridians need to know what the consequences of that partnership have been and would be. I thank Chairman Curry for his leadership and look forward to hitting the ground running with this project.”

The first outlines why “Barack Obama’s singular goal is to do whatever it takes to snatch the Speaker’s gavel and place it in Nancy Pelosi’s iron grip.” The fundraising piece can be seen here:

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 7:49am]


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