Florida blog, The Shark Tank, is reporting a “confidential memorandum” announcing an organized, George Soros attack on Congressman Allen West’s re-election in the newly re-organized Florida 18th District. Currently, West represents District 22 and currently, I don’t think Florida has finalized all of their redistricting. Soros is spending $5 Million to get rid of an American hero, Colonel and Congressman Allen West.
The Shark Tank allegedly has the memorandum and has posted it. The DumpWest SuperPac is probably filing this week, maybe today.
The letter is vile and accusatory. The agenda is clear. It describes the newly redrawn District 18 this way:
Republicans have a slight registration advantage in what is historically a swing district. Obama carried the district as currently composed by three points in the 2008 presidential election, while Rick Scott [Republican] won the district by two points in the 2010 gubernatorial race…
We intend to implement an under-the-radar voter contact plan that identifies and persuades the Democratic base, undecided voters, independents, and soft unfavorables to vote against Allen West. Additionally, we expect republican women between the ages of 18 and 45 will be a target. We will use all channels (mail, telephones, new media and social media) to communicate with voters. Wherever possible, we will look to collect email addresses and cell phone opt-ins in order to have a dialogue with as many voters as possible.
Many voter demographics are there, along with the plan in three pages.
Top national Democratic operative Charles Halloran has been retained by a new George Soros-backed super-PAC to target Congressman Allen West for defeat this November. Halloran is a former aide to President Bill Clinton and is one of the most respected voter targeting/turn out experts in the Democratic Party. Halloran ran the successful campaign of Democrat Tim Mahoney that won the seat of former Republican Congressman Mark Foley…
According to sources Halloran has brought in “American Directions” to manage the Super-PAC’s effort for internet based, low-dollar fundraising, polling and voter contact. “American Directions” is among the heavy weight firms in Washington DC and is considered on the on the cutting edge of the most sophisticated technology for voter contact through text messaging and email as well as sophisticated voter mailings…
Conservative activists think that exposure of the Soros backed anti-West Super PAC will only spur pro-West Super-PAC activities. “We need to spend dollar for dollar with the liberals to re-elect Allen,” said Von Tausch.
Also a matter of speculation is the involvement in these efforts of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is facing a tough re-election race from Republican candidate Karen Harrington.
Find background on West’s move to District 18 here. Did you know that West is a Master SCUBA diver and “avid” long distance runner. His wife Angela has an MBA and Ph.D and is a financial planner. The family attends Community Christian Church in Tamarac, FL. Visit Allen West’s website here and donate if you can.