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Dear Friends,

From the 2000 recount, to the debacle over delegates, Florida has a long, painful history of problems during election season.  Who’s to blame?  The Republican-Led Florida Legislature.

I am running against the Majority Whip of the Florida House  - the very person that secured the votes that got us into the latest delegate mess.  

In the last term, my opponent:

- Voted for legislation that discredits evolution and opens the door to intelligent design in school curriculum.

- Violated a woman’s right to privacy by voting to make an ultrasound mandatory prior to exercising a woman’s right to choose.

- Supported legislation criminalizing embryonic stem cell research

- Voted specifically to exclude mental and physical disabilities and sexual orientation from enumerated categories of bullying in anti-bullying legislation.

- Voted to change Florida law to allow people to take their guns to work.

We may not all be Florida Democrats, but we all know the story:  Voters disenfranchised and a primary in chaos.  

On top of that, back in January, 2004, my opponent won the first election in America using black-box voting machines.  The result – a contested election and a judge, not voters, choosing the winner.

It gets worse: She is also the Florida Co-Chair of the McCain for Florida campaign.

We may be a state in chaos… We may be a Democratic party in chaos… but we will win in November.
Help me remove a key member of the Florida Republican leadership: Click here to lend me your support.

Chris Chiari

Democrat for Florida State House
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Originally posted to Chris Chiari Campaign on Wed May 14, 2008 at 11:28 AM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Save Florida from the Floridians! (7+ / 0-)

    It gets worse: She is also the Florida Co-Chair of the McCain for Florida campaign.

    Now, where have we seen that relationship in Florida before?  At least she's not the head of the election.

    Good luck!  Diary recommended.

    "People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people." --V

    by MikeTheLiberal on Wed May 14, 2008 at 11:32:13 AM PDT

  •  Florida and South Florida... (2+ / 0-)
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    Russ Jarmusch, gatordem

    Those of us living in south Florida sometimes joke about how Florida is actually two states, North Florida and South Florida.  South Florida is a melting pot, with dozens of nationalities and languages, an intense love for the aesthetic, and a sort of live-and-let-live attitude.  That changes, however, once you head north; the more northerly reaches of Forida tend to have more in common with the Bible Belt than with south Florida.

    The Republican-led legislature in Florida is a horrific travesty, for all the reasons Mr. Chiari listed above as well as numerous others.  Let us not forget that it was the Republican-dominated Legislature which forced the movement of Florida's Democratic primary, helping us into the debacle in which we now find ourselves.

    "There is nothing that is wrong with America that cannot be fixed by what is right with America" -- vintage Bill Clinton (ca. 1992)

    by Schopenhauer Telescope on Wed May 14, 2008 at 11:42:37 AM PDT

    •  Great point about the Repub led Legislature (0+ / 0-)

      setting the date for the disputed primary. That's why Charlie "George Hamilton" Christ is busy running his mouth about how the primary election results should "count" while licking the boots of John McCain and flirting with Morgan Fairchild to prove his manlihood.

  •  Chris is a great candidate, folks (2+ / 0-)
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    Russ Jarmusch, fayeforcure

    and has a real shot at this thing.

    We need more folks who are running for legislatures and local offices to want to get involved here.  They tend to go on to become the future national leaders of our party.

    Florida Kossacks Rock

    Blog Florida Blue

    You can't govern if you can't win.

    by gatordem on Wed May 14, 2008 at 11:43:08 AM PDT

  •  It's good (2+ / 0-)
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    Russ Jarmusch, fayeforcure

    to have a fine candidate like Chris Chiari to take on the forces of chaos running Florida.

  •  Didn't Bogdanoff replace the disgraced Bob (0+ / 0-)

    Allen as McCain's Co-chair? Good luck Chris!

  •  allow people to take their guns to work. (0+ / 0-)

    u mean like as in keep them locked in the glove box/trunk
    or even better yet, a car gun safe..'while actually 'at work'
    I'd suggest you spend a few sat afternoons at a few gun shops chattin up the ignorant hicks... U might learn a thing or 2

    Frivolity is a harsh taskmaster- B.Griffith

    by OMwordTHRUdaFOG on Wed May 14, 2008 at 08:17:08 PM PDT

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