Urge Sherrod Brown to leave Senate Race
by LindainCincinnati, Mon Feb 13, 2006 at 06:38:38 AM EST
I am asking Sherrod Brown to leave the Senate Race and to keep his Congressional Seat that he knows he has a good chance in retaining.
Rep. Brown, we are after all trying to GAIN seats, not lose them. And I feel your dirty tricks in trying to strong arm your opponent in the Primary to leave the race is very bad for the party. You are alienating voters, not bringing them in.
From before you entered the race, 2 months after announcing that you would NOT run for the Senate, you started trying to push out Paul Hackett by claiming you solved the grassroots support problem. Then days later, it was that Paul Hackett should leave the Senate Race.
Apparently you believe the only chance you have in winning the Primary is if you are the ONLY candidate running. Because now you have stepped up the attacks for Paul Hackett to leave the Senate race by enlisting more Congressman to ask him to leave and run for the House.
I am asking you to stop this now. You are hurting our party by these games and IF you do not support the efforts in getting your Inside the Beltway friends to pressure Paul Hackett in to leaving the Senate Race, you will hold a Press Conference stating that.
So Sherrod Brown, it is now up to you. Either you feel your only chance to win the Democratic Primary is if you are the only candidate on the ballot, or you release a statement asking your fellow Reps and Washington Insiders, regardless of their enthusiasm for you, that you embrace a full, open and democratic Primary wanting every candidate who wishes to run, to run.
I anxiously await your response.