Dinerstein’s e-mail response to Lynch in county GOP chairman’s raceby George Bennett | December 3rd, 2010
The county race has particularly high stakes for Dinerstein. He wants to become Republican Party of Florida chairman, but won’t be eligible if he loses his county post.
Read Dinerstein’s e-mail after the jump….
Message from Sid Dinerstein – Candidate for REC Chairman
Dear REC Member:
What is a Ron Klein Republican?
Easy. A Ron Klein Republican is someone who claims to share our values, wants to be in a leadership position, does anonymous negative campaigning and has no intention of subjecting himself to any questions, debates or examinations of his record.
Next Wednesday, December 8th, I will ask for your support for my reelection as Chairman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County. I will be challenged by a Ron Klein Republican; an anonymous, mudslinging, party destroying candidate who will emerge from the shadows for this election. The process will involve a three minute nominating speech and a five minute candidate speech. No questions. No give and take. No voter participation. In other words, Mr. Ron Klein Republican is asking you to let him lead our party based on a campaign of secrecy and darkness.
Palm Beach County is one of the top Republican counties in the state. Our fundraising and turnout numbers are at or near the top of all large counties. I have raised three million dollars in eight years. That’s $375,000 per year or $750,000 per cycle. I once gave a speech at an RPOF quarterly meeting to the Chairman’s Caucus on fundraising. We are the biggest fundraising county in the state, either party. It’s those funds that allow us to have two professional staff people. That gives us our automation. And that led directly to our 78% Absentee Ballot return, the highest rate of the large counties (over 194,000 Republicans) by seven points. And that led to Allen and Lizbeth having 11,000 vote leads BEFORE Election Day. It didn’t hurt George Moraitis, Bill Hager, Ellyn Bogdanoff or the Rooney’s either. And just for good measure we got 52% for Jeff Atwater and 49% for Adam Putnam, extraordinary numbers for deep blue Palm Beach County.
We may not agree on everything but the conversation never ends. I attend a large number of club meetings, always available for an exchange of ideas. Our two minute open mike is the essence of a Democratic Republic. Every voice is heard. Every idea is floated. That’s why we’re Ronald Reagan Republicans and not Ron Klein Republicans.
So who is a Ron Klein Republican?
Someone who was a lifelong Democrat just a few short years ago.
I ask for your continued support and your vote on Wednesday.
2012 STARTS TODAY
(Proud) Chairman of the
Republican Party of
Palm Beach County
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