With Charlie Crist about to end the worst-kept secret in Florida politics and officially announce he’s running for governor as a Democrat, it’s important for the supporters of former State Senator Nan Rich to speak out. She has been running hard for months without getting much respect from either the party brass or the media. Re: the media, see Joanne Sterner’s plea below.
If you believe as I do that hard work and principled leadership are the most important thing, Nan Rich deserves your support. She is an articulate advocate for Democratic principles and brings none of the baggage that Crist would related to his frequently-changing stands on every issue.
Don’t get me wrong, BlueBroward is available as a promotional platform to Crist and his supporters, despite my editorializing (see site policy). If Crist is the ultimate nominee, I won’t hesitate to vote for him over Rick Scott. Crist undoubtedly wins on name recognition, but I resent the assumption that the nomination is his for the taking because he was willing to change parties. Choosing Nan Rich will take more courage, and she needs all who support her to speak up now. Learn more at www.nanrich2014.com.
From: Joanne Sterner [mailto:joanne.sterner@gmail.
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2013 3:07 PM
To: Joanne Sterner
Subject: re: Chris Matthews interview with Charlie Crist Monday night
PLEASE PASS THIS ON
Chris Matthews of MSNBC has an e-mail address of:
Chris Matthews announced on Friday he is excited to have an interview with Charlie Crist Monday night after he announces.. I don’t believe he has ever reached out to Nan Rich who has been running and the only real Democrat in the race. We need to let him know were’re not happy about this.
Send this email to all Nan’s Fans to write MSNBC about interviewing Nan Rich.
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For background, video from a couple of months ago of Nan Rich discussing how she compares with Crist.