Neil Brickfield to Pinellas GOP, i.e. Kathleen Peters: ‘Time to rally ’round David Jolly

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Editor’s note: Former Pinellas County Commissioner and prominent local Republican Neil Brickfield asked for a little space on the blog in order to deliver a message to his colleagues in the local Republican party. That message? It’s time to rally ’round David Jolly, the party’s nominee in the special election for Congressional District 13. Here’s what Brickfield wrote:

Defeating Alex Sink and sending a Republican to Congress from Pinellas County is our Number 1 goal!

The primary has ended, I congratulate Mr. Jolly on an excellent primary campaign and an impressive victory. You have earned it and Pinellas County republicans have made a great choice to represent them.

Kathleen Peters, I am proud to support your efforts. All of Pinellas knows that you are a quality public official and big things are ahead for you.

Mark Bircher — Wow what a great first run for office! You are a leader!

I have lost primaries and won primaries, I know the feeling of victory, I know how it feels to give everything you have and come up short! Today I call on all Pinellas Republican to stand together, to remember that we want a Congressman who believes in pro-growth economic policies, believes that all answers don’t come from government and is willing to say ‘No’ to Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Presidents Obama’s bad policies.

Absentee ballots go out in less than 3 weeks. Our candidate needs to concentrate on defeating Sink. Its time for all of us to pick up our phones and let David Jolly know that we are with him and ready to help.


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