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Bloggers To The NRSC: Stay Out Of Primaries

From John Hawkins:

 

It was disappointing to many Republicans to see the National Republican Senatorial Committee get involved in the Charlie Crist [1] vs. Marco Rubio [2] primary in Florida.

We’ve had the leadership of the Republican Party saying we need to get back to our principles and talking about how important it is to attract more young voters and Hispanic Americans. Then, we get a viable, young, conservative, Hispanic candidate running for Senate and they arrogantly try to shove him aside to make way for a better connected, moderate pol who’s more acceptable to the GOP establishment. This cuts to the core of what’s wrong with today’s Republican Party.

With that in mind, I got together with Erick Erickson of Redstate [3] and we put together a petition that we requested some of the bigger conservative bloggers sign onto.

If you’re a blogger and you agree, post this petition and let people know about it. If you’re a talk radio host, speak up and let people know where you stand. If you’re a rank and file Republican, let the NRSC know that they’re supposed to represent all Republicans: Telephone: (202) 675-6000, E-mail: [email protected], Twitter [4].

What follows is the petition and the initial signatories.

Dear Senator Cornyn,

We the undersigned believe that the National Republican Senatorial Committee should be committed to serving ALL the members of the Republican Party.

Additionally, the NRSC should be focused on defeating Democrats, not Republicans. Towards that end, we believe it was completely inappropriate for the NRSC to endorse a candidate in the Florida primary race.

Therefore, we request that both you and the NRSC alter your position on the Florida Senate race, maintain neutrality, and promise to spend no money directly or indirectly in that race.

Sincerely yours,

John Hawkins
Right Wing News [5]

Erick Erickson
Redstate [3]

Ed Morrissey
Hot Air [6]

Jon Henke
The Next Right [7]

Eric Odom
American Liberty Alliance [8]

Pamela Geller
Atlas Shrugs [9]

R.S. McCain
The Other McCain [10], Right Wing News [5], Not One Red Cent [11]

Dan Riehl
Riehl World View [12]

Jeff Goldstein
Protein Wisdom [13]

Kevin Aylward
Wizbang! [14]

Lorie Byrd
Wizbang! [14]

David Blount
Moonbattery [15], The Other McCain [10], Right Wing News [5]

Melissa Clouthier
Melissa Clouthier [16], The Other McCain [10], Right Wing News [5]

Jeff Vreeland
Tech Republican [17], President of VM Technologies and IT Chairman for the YRNF

Matt Lewis
Politics Daily [18]

Ned Ryun
The Madison Project [19]

Justin Hart

John Caldwell

Joshua Trevino
Co-founder of Redstate [3], founder of Treviño Strategies and Media [20].

Chip Hanlon
Red County [21]

Robert Loewen
President of the Lincoln Club of Orange County [22]

Richard Wagner
Chairman of the Lincoln Club of Orange County [22]

I have asked to have myself added to this list.