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January 15, 2008

Dear Friend,

US Representative and Ocean Champion, Wayne Gilchrest, is in a very heated political primary battle for Maryland's First Congressional District. The primary race is February 12th, and polls show that the race is neck and neck. This Champion needs our help NOW!


Ocean Champions is teaming up with a coalition of environmental and moderate Republican groups to launch an advertising campaign in Gilchrest's district. Our goal is to get the word out that Gilchrest is the RIGHT candidate for the oceans, for the environment, and for Republicans.
THE CHAMPION -- Wayne Gilchrest, MD-1
  • Senior member, moderate Republican
  • Serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans Subcommittee, the most important committee for the oceans.
  • Co-sponsored the Save Our Shores Act (HR 1041), and OCEANS 21, two major pro-ocean Bills that we have worked hard to champion this year.
  • Mr. Gilchrest has played a key role in moving pro-ocean legislation over his years of service. We cannot afford to see him replaced by an anti-environment Republican!
  • THE OPPONENT- Andrew Harris
    While there are a number of different candidates challenging Gilchrest, his closest opponent, Andrew Harris, has one of the worst environmental records in the Maryland Senate. He is actively anti-environment, and anti-oceans.
    We need your financial support to help Gilchrest win this election. We cannot afford to lose a single vote in Congress for the oceans!

    Maryland's First district has traditionally voted Republican, so the real battle will be the Republican Primary, which is on Feb. 12, just around the corner. THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!

    For the oceans,

    The Ocean Champions Team

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