10/21/2010 12:47 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

"I'm Proud That Alan Grayson is My Congressman"

Promoted -- from Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, Ret.

I'm former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder. Many of you know me. I used to chair the Women's Caucus when I was in Congress for many, many years. Now I'm lucky enough to have Alan Grayson as my Congressman. And believe me, what a delight he is.

I am a proud Democrat, and I am sick and tired of Democrats who are weak. Whatever else you may say about Alan, he is tough. What we need in a Congressman is someone who fights for us, not Miss Manners.

With Alan, what you see is what you get. He is the kind of Congressman that I was - direct. We need a leader, and Alan is a leader. And in all my time in public life, I have never seen a freshman Congressman who is as effective as Alan is.

But Alan is such a delight that all the special interests in the entire world are coming down on his head. And I'm very frightened. It is so important that you help him because, unfortunately, Alan is having to defend himself all by himself, while his opponent has got all the money he could possibly want, being fire-hosed into his pockets by those special interests. Alan Grayson is out there, working hard. For women, this is especially important, because when it comes to women's issues, his opponent has a 13th century voting record. We just can't go back to the 13th century. So please, as much as I hate to ask you for money, that's what I am doing. Please support Alan Grayson's campaign. Because we need your help down here in Florida. Thank you again. Sincerely, Congresswoman Pat Schroeder (Ret.)

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