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September 27, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Governor makes fundraising plea on behalf of Suzan DelBene

In a fundraising letter on behalf of 1st Congressional District candidate Suzan DelBene, Gov. Chris Gregoire calls DelBene’s opponent, John Koster, “an extreme Tea Party Republican who wants to continue the GOP assault on women’s health care and the failed economic policies of the past.”

DelBene, a former Microsoft vice president, worked for Gov. Gregoire as director of the state Department of Revenue, until she stepped down to run for Congress earlier this year. She is new to politics, having run just once before in 2010, but has garnered mainstream Democratic support. Gregoire endorsed her in the primary, as well.

Here’s the entire letter, which DelBene’s campaign e-mailed out today :

Friend,

At this time of year, we are all inundated with political emails asking for help, and I wouldn’t be writing you with one more if it wasn’t absolutely critical to our state.

My friend Suzan is running against an extreme tea party Republican who wants to continue the GOP assault on women’s health care and the failed economic policies of the past. He’ll take our country in the wrong direction, if elected. We need to do everything we can to make sure Suzan wins.

Can you help her? Every dollar will be put to work immediately to help her win.

Suzan has what it takes to get our economy back on track, help working families and create jobs. But she cannot get there without our help. Sunday marks the most critical FEC deadline yet, and she needs to show she has enough resources to withstand the inevitable right-wing attacks against her and win in November.

Thank you for all that you do.

Sincerely,

Chris Gregoire
Governor

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