From: Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland
I am writing to you today to bring your attention to some very disturbing news. Jim Davis, a loyal Democrat who has spent over 17 years in public service working for the people of Florida, is now the subject of a disgusting smear campaign financed by Republican special interests aimed at electing Jim’s primary opponent.
The U.S. Sugar Co., one of the worst polluters in the nation, knows that Jim Davis, if elected governor, will no longer allow them to use the “Everglades as a toilet.” He has a long record of standing up to special interests in defense of the environment. It is that commitment and record that earned him the support of the Sierra Club.
If you have been watching television here in Florida, you are likely familiar with U.S. Sugar’s handiwork. They are running television ads, sending out flyers, making phone calls, and airing radio spots that misrepresent Jim’s record.
The fact of the matter is, these attacks are blatantly false, and are obviously intended to smear a good Democrat in order to protect the environmentally detrimental business practices of the U.S. Sugar Co.
This is a great illustration of how we could expect each of them to run their administrations. Join with me to show everyone in the state that Florida cannot be bought and sold by Republican special interests. Help Jim fight back by taking a stand. Refuse to buy into their smear campaign. Tell your friends that you know Jim will bring new, independent leadership to Tallahassee – the reason he is being attacked so forcefully by Republican special interests.
Your voice can make a difference. Let’s stand up for Jim through the home stretch.
Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland