Democracy for America's Open Letter to Beltway Democrats
by Jim Dean, Thu Jun 15, 2006 at 08:12:34 AM EDT
Joe Lieberman hasn't confirmed that he's planning to run as an Independent, but everybody's been talking, from the blogosphere to the DSCC. The DSCC's mission is to elect Democrats to the Senate. Yet in this case, they would prefer to back an incumbent who leaves the party, instead of a principled progressive who's proud to be a Democrat.
Primaries are healthy for the party, and Democrats in Connecticut will decide their nominee on August 8. The winner should receive the full support of all Democrats. We need to stand together in November. Please join me and ask the Beltway Democrats, including Joe Lieberman and Chuck Schumer, to do the same:
Open Letter to Beltway Democrats
I am disappointed that Senator Lieberman has refused to rule out leaving the Democratic Party to run for re-election as an Independent.
I plan to support the winner of the Democratic primary for Senate in August because I believe that Democrats need to stand together in November. All Democrats, both inside and outside the Beltway, must do the same. We can't afford to divide ourselves -- too much is at stake.
I hope you will join DFA, Ned Lamont, and thousands of other grassroots Democrats by pledging to fully support the winner of the Democratic primary on August 8th.
Chair, Democracy for America
Please take a moment to co-sign this letter. I'll personally deliver all of our signatures to Senator Lieberman and other Beltway Democrats next week.