Great news! Dan Bongino is now running for Congress in Florida and stands a great chance of winning:
SUNSHINE STATE NEWS – Conservative leader Dan Bongino, an ally of former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., is running for Congress.
On Friday, Bongino filed paperwork with the FEC launching his candidacy for the Southwest Florida congressional seat held by retiring Republican Curt Clawson. Bongino joins Chauncey Goss and Francis Rooney in the GOP primary for what is considered a safe Republican seat.
“We’re definitely exploring options in the 19th,” Bongino informed Sunshine State News on Monday. “It’s a conservative district and they deserve an authentic conservative voice.”
A former New York City cop and Secret Service agent, Bongino was the Republican candidate who challenged U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., in 2012. Cardin routed Bongino, taking 55 percent while the Republican won only 27 percent of the vote and independent Rob Sobhani carried 17 percent.
Later, Bongino shocked the political world and almost pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the election cycle when he lost to U.S. Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., by a narrow margin in a district where the Democrats have the advantage.
Since then, Bongino and his family moved from Maryland to Palm City on Florida’s Treasure Coast — and promptly started getting asked questions about his political future. Bongino told Sunshine State News last year that he had been approached to run for Congress in CD 18, the seat currently held by Democrat Patrick Murphy, and for the U.S. Senate. Opting out of a Senate run, Bongino threw his support to Republican Ron DeSantis.
Bongino is one of the most solid and exciting conservative voices in America. Not only is he a diehard, but he knows how to communicate the conservative message in a way that is both compelling and understandable.
We’ve covered Bongino a lot here and look forward to covering him much more in the future.