For Mother’s Day, Nan Rich and Lois Frankel turn to their moms for political helpby George Bennett | May 11th, 2014
Underdog Democratic governor candidate Nan Rich is featuring her mom, Lucille Lovitt, in a Mother’s Day-themed fundraising appeal.
“Mother’s Day is Sunday. I can’t think of anyone who will do more for mothers, and all the women of Florida, than Nan. That’s why I hope you will make a contribution to Nan’s campaign today,” Lovitt says in an e-mail that went out this weekend.
An e-mail titled “my mom” (lower-case letters in the original) from Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, makes a Mother’s Day pitch for abortion rights and for building the Frankel campaign’s e-mail list of supporters and fundraising prospects.
“My mom, Dorothy, has always been an inspiration for me,” begins Frankel’s e-mail. “She instilled values of equality and justice in me from an early age — values that I still carry with me in my work. She was the first to teach me to always stand up for what I believe in. This is why I have always stood with women — especially when it comes to their reproductive choices.”
Frankel’s e-mail asks recipients to “Click here to stand with women on this Mother’s Day” and later to click to “Support women’s reproductive choices. Florida women don’t need government interference in their medical decisions.”