In yet another email sent out to supporters today, Congressional candidate Mike Yost again stressed the need to “take back America” in 2012. Yost’s email alleges that many state Republicans are “at the mercy of Democrat operatives working in Florida.”
The message refers to two recent town hall meetings, in which attendees had to be removed from events headlined by Reps. Allen West, R-Fort Lauderdale, and Dan Webster, R-Orlando.
According to Yost, the “harassment” was the work of Democrats — many of whom, he says, are from outside Florida:
Already Organizing for America (OFA) – Obama’s grassroots team, the DNC, and the usual radical union Suspects- SEIU, AFSCME, and others- are setting up camp, pitching tents, and digging the latrines for the Jacksonville Mayoral race. They will not leave either after this election. Their attempt is to motivate, train, and recruit for 2012′s Presidential race- AND win in Jacksonville!
Yes, we did enjoy the victory of 2010, but trust me here- the Democrats must take Florida for 2012 in order to win the White House. They would love to make sure that every Republican town hall meeting was disrupted , every election stolen, and every single unregistered voter is a Democrat. They will go to any possible means to win this State.
Yost’s email also takes a jab at his opponent, Rep. Corrine Brown, D-Jacksonville, whom he says is actively rubbing elbows with “DNC operatives” and “smells blood in the water” for 2012. With a call for donations, Yost says he can begin to counter Brown’s efforts so that she no longer “strangles the 3rd district.”
Despite waging a strong campaign, Yost was defeated by then-six-term incumbent Brown in the 2010 midterm elections. Yost could have more of an impact on the 2012 election, should redistricting amendments take effect in the state.
Though “Fair District” Amendments 5 and 6 were voted into law in 2010, there are still hurdles to district lines being redrawn. Gov. Rick Scott has gained national attention for his attempts to halt the implementation of “Fair Districts.”