The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which describes itself as "the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House," is holding a contest to determine the "worst Republican ever."
More specifically, the candidates for the honor appear to be members of the House of Representatives in 2012.
Allen West (R-Fl), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Paul Ryan (R-WI) all shot to the top of the ranks, according to the organization's website.
The Weekly Standard relates the DCCC's description of the top three "finalists":
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.
Voting closes Tuesday, September 25th at 3pm EST, and readers are encouraged to "vote now" for one of their "finalists."
According to the Weekly Standard, the email describes the contest as "a little fun" and concludes by saying: "Can't wait to see who wins!"
The DCCC has often attacked congressional Republicans for voting "no" to "unprecedented efforts" to reach across the aisle.
(H/T: Weasel Zippers)