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Limbaugh to star in DNC roadside ad

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  • Democrats unveil ad campaign portraying Rush Limbaugh as leader of Republicans
  • "Rush to failure" ads to appear in Limbaugh's Florida hometown
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By Mark Preston
CNN Political Editor
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- National Democrats plan to unveil a new theme Thursday in their ongoing campaign to portray conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh as the true leader of the Republican Party.

The slogan, "Americans didn't vote for a Rush to failure," will be splashed across a billboard in Limbaugh's hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida, and printed on T-shirts, a Democratic National Committee official told CNN.

Limbaugh has said several times that he hopes President Barack Obama fails, a sentiment that has put elected Republicans in a tight spot during the nation's economic crisis.

The official said more than 80,000 slogans were submitted as part of a contest on the DNC's Web site, and more than 50,000 people helped narrow the list to the top five.

The timing of when the billboard will be set up has not been finalized, according to the DNC official.

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