As President Obama travels the nation raising money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Republican Part of Florida launches a fundraising and communications counterattack to protect its Republican incumbents and support challengers.
The “Prevent Pelosi Project” launches today with a simple message: “Do you remember what happened the last time they had complete control of our federal government?”
In the project’s first fundraising mailer, RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry implores his base, “If you could prevent Nancy Pelosi from winning back the Speaker’s Gavel, would you do it?” followed by a list of what he considers “horrendous damages” caused by Obama that would not have happened without Pelosi at the helm. For example: “She alone allowed Obama to pass a whole host of new laws, programs and bureaucracies” including ObamaCare, “the so-called Stimulus to create phantom shovel-ready jobs”, and the doubling of national debt to over $16 Trillion.
Businessman and former Ambassador John Rood is chairing the finance operations of the Prevent Pelosi Project. Rood was chairman of Romney’s Florida Finance Team in 2012, and previously served as US Ambassador to the Bahamas under President GW Bush.
According to Curry and Rood, Florida is in a unique position to prevent the Democrats from regaining a majority: about half of the races Pelosi needs to win are in this state.
“While we look forward to working with our political counterparts in Washington, the state party is launching this project to get a head start on doing our part in preventing Nancy Pelosi from becoming Speaker of the House again,” said Curry. “I’m very excited that Ambassador Rood will be leading the effort to prevent President Obama from proceeding with an extreme liberal agenda carried forward by Pelosi.”