Reposting this message from Congressman Klein. He turned it into a fundraising appeal, which is perfectly legitimate when you consider how important it is to counter this kind of a dangerous opponent.
Olbermann Calls out Allen West on Threats
Yesterday, I wrote to tell you about the outrageous behavior of our tea party radical opponent who issued a threat by telling his supporters ‘You’ve got to make the fellow scared to come out of his house’.
His outrageous behavior is drawing national attention. Last week, Sarah Palin endorsed him and last night Keith Olbermann made note in his special comment of his despicable threats regarding his threatening behavior.
The national Republicans, the media and the political pundits are watching our fundraising totals in the next few days in order to gage West’s chances against me in November. We cannot let the spewing of hate, intimidation and violence get the last word.
We set a goal of raising $10,000 more for our urgent rapid response funds before Friday. We are close to hitting our goal but it’s clear we are going to need additional support.
We must show our strength.
You can count on me to stand strong in the face of whatever dirty tricks or shameful attacks that Sarah Palin and her tea party friends want to throw at us. But, I will need resources to make sure that I can continue to make sure to set the record straight.
I wouldn’t ask this of you if it weren’t so important that we have these resources to fight back.Keith Olbermann said it best when he said there is no room in our democracy for threats and intimidation. I couldn’t agree more.
Thank you for always standing with me.
Onward to victory,
Rep. Ron Klein