Andrew Horne just sent out an email blast on behalf of Bruce Lunsford’s campaign for U.S. Senate. Horne details the damage potentially done to the Democratic Party by Greg Fischer with his misleading attack on Bruce Lunsford.
Here it is:
This country can’t afford any more of the Republican Party’s failed leadership. It’s the reason I first became involved in politics, and it’s the reason i’m writing to you today.
This fall will be the election of a generation. That phrase is often used but this year it is truer than any time in my life. The middle class is in critical condition as a result of the economic and health care crisis while the Iraq War drains our national wealth and deeply undermines national security. With the added pressures of economic competition from Asia and climate change our Republic is at a crossroads. To move forward we must have a new direction of leadership. A Democrat as President is obviously a major goal, but, in Kentucky the most important contribution we can make is retiring the Obstructer-in-Chief, Mitch McConnell. However, Democrats have no chance of reaching our goals nationally or in Kentucky without unity. As a consequence, I am deeply disturbed by the most recent, vicious attack ad against Bruce Lunsford that was released by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Greg Fischer as it contains numerous false claims and mischaracterizations. It is truly disappointing that Greg would resort to tearing down a member of his own party in such a manner. The damage these personal attacks and scorched earth campaign against Bruce will do to our chances of beating Mitch McConnell in November could be irreparable.
Read the rest after the jump…
Spirited, competitive primaries are not only good for our democracy they are vital, but, when a candidate crosses the line and engages in questionable campaigning that endangers party unity they serve no one but their own self interests. As Democrats, we must all condemn this type of behavior in this Primary Election. Bruce believes in this after making his own mistakes in 2003. He ran a clean campaign in 2007 and signed the Democratic Party’s Oath of Honorable Campaigning this year, while Greg was the only Democrat to refuse to sign.
I have only met Greg Fischer a few times but I believed him to be well-intentioned. But let me be clear. Greg’s attacks only hurt Democrats’ chances to defeat Mitch McConnell in the General Election this fall. That is unacceptable. I understand the personal competitiveness that can influence decision making in a political campaign and it can make the advice of others seem more attractive than it would in other circumstances. Still, the buck stops with Greg. I call on him to do the right and honorable thing and discontinue the scandalous attacks on Democrat Bruce Lunsford. We must all work together to retire Mitch McConnell, our country, Kentucky and for our children deserve nothing less.
Lt. Col. Andrew Horne, USMC (Ret).
“A House divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln