Dick Armey for Marco Rubio

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Friday, September 25, 2009 at 2:38 pm

The former GOP House majority leader, now president of FreedomWorks, endorsed dark horse Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio back in July, but today he lends his name to a fundraising letter explicitly calling Rubio’s campaign a new stage of the Tea Party.

This month, I was proud to march in Washington with over 800,000 fellow Americans committed to taking back their government from big spending politicians.

But the fight for freedom didn’t end there. I’m working to make sure the spirit and commitment behind the march are alive all across the nation. One of the things I’m doing is making sure we elect good people to public office. One of those candidates is Marco Rubio.

Marco understands that the tea party and town hall movements are symbolic of the wider frustration so many Americans feel toward government.

Whole letter after the jump:

This month, I was proud to march in Washington with over 800,000 fellow Americans committed to taking back their government from big spending politicians.

But the fight for freedom didn’t end there.  I’m working to make sure the spirit and commitment behind the march are alive all across the nation.  One of the things I’m doing is making sure we elect good people to public office. One of those candidates is Marco Rubio.

Marco understands that the tea party and town hall movements are symbolic of the wider frustration so many Americans feel toward government.  High taxes, the wasteful “stimulus” bill, cap-and-trade energy taxes and Obamacare are just some of the reasons people are so motivated to stand up and take action in defense of freedom.

As I said when I endorsed him, Marco Rubio is a champion of freedom and an inspiring leader for the next generation of the conservative movement. His track record and conservative convictions are a breath of fresh air in a party looking for new leaders to advance the principles of limited government, lower taxes and economic liberty.

We need his energetic conservative leadership in the Senate.  We need someone like him who will stand up for freedom no matter which party is placing it in jeopardy.  With the September 30 fundraising deadline quickly approaching, he needs your help today.

Marco has a tough fight on his hands.  The political insiders in Washington and in Florida have hand-picked another, much more liberal candidate as the Republican Party’s standard bearer for this Senate seat.  Governor Crist has lots of establishment money, but he doesn’t have Marco’s conservative vision, commitment to ideas, ability to deliver our message, or the support of thousands and thousands of citizens fed up with business as usual.

Together, you and I can help Marco overcome the fundraising deficit.  Please send him what you can today - whether it’s the maximum $2400, $1000, $500, $100 or $25.  The September 30 fundraising deadline is almost here, so Marco needs you to act now.

Anything you can send will show the insiders that we are serious about preserving freedom in America.  Please support Marco today and show that ideas and principles still prevail in our party.

Proud to Stand with Marco and for Freedom,

Dick Armey

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Paul Revere
Comment posted September 25, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

As a Republican and a Floridian I believe Marco Rubio is the clear choice in 2010 for US Senate. Ask the regular folks in Florida !! Crist appeases and panders. He lacks leadership, focus and seems more interested in personal gain, his new wife and sucking up to the liberals!!!

The only reason he is deemed the front runner is because the national GOP endorses him and the media spins his credentials. The national GOP gave us McCain … and the media gave us Obama … need I say more?

If there is one lesson that that EVERY politician should heed, regardless of party affiliation, is that we will vote you out. There is no immunity here … if you stood by and didn't speak up for your constituents … you are a candidate for early political retirement!!!

Go Marco Rubio!!!! Contribute to the campaigns of your local politicians and withhold from the National GOP!!! We are taking the party back!!!


teddysanfran
Comment posted September 25, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

So it's 800,000 now, is it?


strangely_enough
Comment posted September 25, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

It'll be back over a million in a year. Two years tops. The Promise Keepers rally photos will “prove” it, too. Again.


Pug
Comment posted September 26, 2009 @ 1:54 am

The national GOP gave us McCain … and the media gave us Obama … need I say more?

No, you really don't need to say anymore.

The voters of the United States gave us Obama, not the media as much as you might like to believe that.


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