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Matt Gaetz announces ‘Fight Washington’ bus tour

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Matt Gaetz is hitting the road to rally support for his congressional campaign.

Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach Republican and Congressional District 1 candidate, announced Thursday he plans to embark on a bus tour across the congressional district on April 23. The one day, “Fight Washington Bus Tour” will give Gaetz a chance to chat with voters about the upcoming election.

“I am excited to travel across the 1st Congressional District and talk to voters about this pivotal election,” said Gaetz in a statement. “I encourage interested voters to join us at any or all stops on the tour and be part of our growing campaign to fight Washington and restore America.”

Gaetz, a Fort Walton Beach attorney who currently serves in the Florida House, announced last month he was running for the seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Jeff Miller. In March, Miller said he planned to retire from Congress at the end of the current term.

Gaetz is expected to make four stops during his bus tour. He’ll start the day at Grand Dunes Condominium in Miramar Beach, before heading to KC’s Sandbar and Grille in Fort Walton Beach. Gaetz will then head to Helen Back Again in Navarre, before ending the day at The Fish House in Pensacola.

“Like so many in our community, I am fed up with Washington’s failures. The Obama Presidency has jeopardized the future of our country by burying us in debt, subverting the Constitution, and abandoning our veterans and weakening our 2nd Amendment rights while radical Muslim terrorism is on the rise,” he said in a statement. “Northwest Florida voters are looking for rock-ribbed conservative reform to take our country back. That’s why I am holding the Fight Washington Bus Tour.”

Gaetz will James Zumwalt, a former advisor to Miller, in the Republican primary.

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