Via The Miami Herald’s Naked Politics: “Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who famously apologized to BP – and then retracted it — will be the ’special guest’ at a fundraiser next week for Ocala Republican Cliff Stearns.”

Stearns and Barton are also collaborating to fight net neutrality — government efforts to bar Internet providers from selectively delivering content. In a letter sent to Rep. Henry Waxman last Thursday (which you can read in full or download after the jump), the two call for a hearing to discuss Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s proposal to “reclassify broadband as a Title II common-carrier service.”

The call for reclassification “has drawn strong resistance from the cable industry, big telcos and the wireless industry. The reclassification is seen as a legal prerequisite for moving forward on net neutrality regulations for wireless and wired networks.”

Stearns and Barton’s letter:

Stearns, Barton letter to Waxman

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