Pro-Trump conservative Matt Gaetz pulled throw and won his primary on Tuesday night, he will now be facing off against Democrat challenger Phil Ehr in the general election. This marks a significant win for Pro-Trump conservatives in the sunshine state as the GOP establishment has lost significantly in the area. More from Fox News:
Gaetz, a staunch defender of President Trump, easily won his primary Tuesday night against two other Republicans, Greg Merk and John Mills, with the Associated Press calling the race in his favor just after 7 p.m. ET. Gaetz won with more than 81 percent of the vote.
“GOP Establishment had a rough go of it in my beloved Sunshine State,” Gaetz told Fox News Tuesday, pointing to other races across Florida — the 13th and 15th Congressional Districts.
House Republican leadership backed incumbent Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., in his primary in Florida’s 15th, but Gaetz told Fox News he endorsed a newcomer, Scott Franklin, who ended up defeating the incumbent.
While the GOP establishment continues to support bad candidates that lose elections, newcomers like Matt Gatez are pushing for new and better candidates that can win elections and are ready to push the Trump agenda into action. This is a major milestone for the Trump campaign, small races like these are a good sign for the rest of 2020.