Laura Loomer wins primary, and that’s significant
The Republican Establishment may not be worried about Loomer winning the 21st congressional district in Florida, but they should be.
Florida’s 21st congressional district is considered “safely blue” by just about all election prediction models. It’s such a blue district, Democrat Lois Frankel ran unopposed in 2018. But there’s enough hope among Republicans in the district that five people ran for the nomination. The winner was conservative provocateur Laura Loomer, and that should have the Republican Establishment worried.
Loomer is not a stereotypical Republican. She does not shy away from controversy and speaks her mind openly. A huge free speech advocate, her’s is the type of candidacy that makes RINOs cringe. But they need to take her seriously because if there was ever a year this seat could be flipped, the confusion of 2020 may be the right fit. According to Breitbart:
Loomer, 27, defeated five opponents including Christian Acosta, Elizabeth Felton, Aaron Scanlan, Reba Sherrill, and Michael Vilardi.
Loomer gained prominence on social media over the past few years for a number of stunts, including handcuffing herself to Twitter’s headquarters to protest her suspension from the platform and hopping the fence at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s house to protest immigration. In addition to her suspension from Twitter, Loomer has also been suspended from GoFundMe, Facebook, Uber, and Lyft.
After being suspended from multiple platforms, Loomer’s campaign message was that of free speech, “making America safe again,” and the Second Amendment. With the help of large donors, Loomer raised more than $1 million while campaigning.
The fact that Laura Loomer can beat RINOs in Florida tells us two things: Many Republicans are sick and tired of the Establishment and Florida’s 21 district is ripe for a flip to red.
--Laura Loomer wins primary, and that's significant
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