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Carlos Lopez-Cantera rails against Washington Republicans in new video

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On the campaign trail, Carlos Lopez-Cantera has been hammering home the difference between himself and the other Republicans in the GOP senate primary race by claiming that he is a Florida Republican, not from Washington D.C.

CLC makes that same point again in a new video that his campaign is pushing out on social media Monday.

“And it’s time as Republicans we look in the mirror, and face the hard facts,” Lopez-Cantera says from a speech given at the Sunshine Summit in Orlando earlier this month. “Too many Republican leaders have broken their promises to uphold our conservative values. You know, too many get to Washington, and they never leave. They start representing Washington, and forget that it’s their job to represent us.”

The entire two-minute plus video includes other shots from the Sunshine Summit.

Two of Lopez-Cantera’s opponents in the Senate race are D.C.-based politicians — congress members Ron DeSantis and David Jolly (The fourth candidate in the race is former veteran and CIA contractor Todd Wilcox, who has never held elected office).

Watch below:

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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