National Republican Congressional Committee
320 First St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
America Rising PAC
P.O. Box 17251
Arlington, VA 22216
Dear Rep. Dold’s National Republican Supporters:
Welcome to Illinois’ 10th Congressional District! Based on your tweetstorm earlier this week, it’s clear you’re interested in our area. Your eagerness to help Republican Bob Dold keep his seat in Congress certainly clarifies things for voters, but your misconception about the 10th District is disconcerting.
It might be difficult to understand from Washington, DC, and Virginia, so we’ll help you—there is no “civil war” here. Democrats are choosing someone to once again reflect the values of the people of the 10th District. And, as you know firsthand, right-wing Republican political groups are united behind Bob Dold.
As the campaign heats up, don’t be discouraged if Bob Dold ignores you publicly while boasting about, as the very group in Washington tasked with electing more Republicans to Congress says, “independent and thoughtful leadership.” (Yes, it’s weird, NRCC, how you and his strategists use the same slogan!) Dold worked for Dan Quayle, Bob Dole, and even a Republican-led House Committee. He’s a GOP operative at heart, and he affirmed his loyalty when he signed that secret contract with the NRCC last year.
The same goes for you, America Rising PAC. You were created by staffers who tried to elect Mitt Romney in 2012. You supported climate change denier Joni Ernst (R-IA) in her 2014 Senate bid. You’re working to put a Republican in the White House in 2016. Now, Dold never mentions it, but he’s voted for the Ryan budget, against the Affordable Care Act, and even blocked a gun control bill he claims to support. He won’t say it, but he’s with you just like you’re with him.
Hopefully this helps. Feel free to say hi the next time you’re here. We have lots of wonderful restaurants and parks you’ve probably never visited. You should try them if you decide to help Republican Bob Dold in person. Otherwise, enjoy tweeting about the 10th District from Washington, DC, and Virginia.
Tenth Congressional District Democrats
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