Gaetz Wins Republican Nomination For Congressional Seat

August 31, 2016

Tuesday, Matt Gaetz won the Republican primary for Florida’s First Congressional District.

Gaetz received 35,675 votes (36.12%), followed by Greg Evers with 21,532 votes (21.8%) and Cris Dozev with 20,608 votes (20.86%). North Escambia native Rebekah Johansen Bydlak, finished fourth with 7,689 votes (7.78%).

“Thank you to Northwest Florida voters for giving me the honor of standing as the Republican nominee for the First Congressional District. Our nation is in trouble. We need bold conservative leadership to fight Washington and restore America. I will fight every day for our veterans and military, defend our Second Amendment rights, build the wall to stop illegal immigration, and defeat radical Muslim terrorists,” said Matt Gaetz.

“I want to thank our volunteers, supporters, family and friends for their overwhelming support in this election. I am very proud of the high energy grassroots campaign we ran. Our goal was to find new ways to interact with and listen to voters. We knocked on over 25,000 doors, made more than 40,000 phone calls, and amassed a Facebook audience of 44,000 fans. I cannot thank the voters enough for the trust they have placed in me with tonight’s nomination,” Gaetz said.

Comments

3 Responses to “Gaetz Wins Republican Nomination For Congressional Seat”

  1. B alex on September 2nd, 2016 1:22 pm

    Chris, you sound like you do not know anything about conservative values other than what the liberal talking points say, but Matt gaetz does. If you look at his policies with an open mind I believe you will find them not so bad. We do not hate anyone. My mother was a woman.

  2. chris in brandon on September 1st, 2016 6:06 am

    Conservative leadership? Like taking away rights and hating women?

  3. B Alex on August 31st, 2016 11:47 am

    It is a shame that he will not be able to do what he says. As a Newby congressman he must do what the rhinos in charge tell him or they will stick him in a corner and ignore him and his district. This is nothing against Goetz, I wish him all the luck when he is elected.





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