A Pro-Life Catholic Pro-War Iraq Vet is now challenging the Candidate who caused Henry Hyde to retire! Christine Cegelis was a "Dean Dozen" in 2004 and got 44% for her prochoice, antiwar stance. Tammy Duckworth is a double amputee Iraq Vet who is a devout Catholic. Its incredibly exciting! What is needed is NATIONAL EXPOSURE THRU DEBATE. This will help both campaigns and basically I believe is a pre-requisite for this Non-resident, late comer completely recruited by Rahm Emmanuel to establish her legitimacy.
Please contact Ed Shultz, Laura Flanders, The Majority Report. WGN. WTTW Chicago Tonight. Thank you...
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 21:17:26 -0800 (PST)
From: "TIM JOHNSON" (me!)
CC: "firstname.lastname@example.org" , Laura@Airamericaradio.com, Josh@AirAmericaradio.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com
Dear Mrs. Duckworth,
I am a Democrat and a sixth district resident. I am a Cegelis volunteer. I blog and write for several national blogs. I am a frequent letter writer to several national political publications.
I'll tell you, the Illininois 6th District Democrats I know are furious that all our donations will be wasted in a primary fight. We are even more angry with Rahm Emmanuel. His views, like Joe Liebermans', are far too militiristic. The Democrats had nothing in the 6th District for years!. Then in 2004 Christine Cegelis chase Henry Hyde away. Now you are using your injuries as some sort of qualification and you don't even live here! People I talked to can't believe its actually legal to run if you don't live here. The story of how you were recruited and imported is the very first issue we need put to rest.
Look maybe you are the greatest candidate ever. If that's true, hell I might even vote for you. But nobody has a clue where you stand. Let alone if you actually are qualified to take over what we built, I challenge you to a debate on Air America WCPT, WGN, several different radio formats, culminating in a live television debate on Chicago Tonight. If you are the better candidate, prove it in debate format. Otherwise its obvious you are Rahm Emmanuel's puppet and being used. While I can't blame you; I certainly will attack you for that, far and wide.
So prove us wrong and show us why we should take your candidacy seriously and engage in a series of POLITE, classic America political debates. That will take all of the steam out of the meat puppet charge. That will expose the issues and save money for everyone. That will certainly silence some of my mudslinging. Prove me wrong. You don't even have to travel to do radio. Do it over the phone. Then the informed voters will decide. I can tell you, even though I'm angry now, truly I am very excited by the prospect of a real primary choice. It will be great. No tricks, just debate the issues and have you both show us your stuff.
I'm publishing this letter and copying National and Illinois stations. I will copy you and the Cegelis Campaign. Me? I'm just a RESIDENT of the 6th district, a donor and a fundraiser who has worked very hard to get this far. All I want is to get the best Democrat elected.
WTTW Chicago Tonight
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