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Dems Hold Contest to Find 'Worst. Republican. Ever.'

7:08 PM, Sep 23, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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A recent email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which focuses on getting Democratic party members elected to the House of Representatives, announces a contest to find the "Worst. Republican. Ever."

The Democratic group says the contest has been narrowed to three Republican members of the House: Rep. Allen West, Rep. Michele Bachmann, and Rep. Paul Ryan, who is currently the Republican candidate for vice president under Mitt Romney.

"Let’s have a little fun," reads the email from the DCCC. "We’ve been holding a contest to see which House Republican candidate you think is theWorst. Republican. Ever. We’ve tallied up the votes from Facebook and Twitter and here are your three finalists."

Cast your vote right now and let us know who you think is the absolute worst Republican running for the House:

Allen West: Where to start... Tea Party Congressman Allen West has called President Obama a "low-level socialist agitator," accused over 80 Democratic members of Congress of being members of the "Communist Party," and claimed that progressive women were "neutering American men." ...

Michele Bachmann: From back in 2008 when she called Barack Obama "anti-American," all the way up to her recent claims that our government is being infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood, Congresswomen Bachmann has proven herself to be one of the most extreme Republicans in Congress. ...

Paul Ryan: You probably know Congressman Ryan as Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick. In Congress, Ryan was the architect of the Republican plan to end Medicare to pay for more millionaire tax breaks. 

The email concludes: "Can't wait to see who wins!"

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