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Matt Gaetz, Greg Evers among candidates in Florida’s 1st District

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A legislator who backed comments describing Black Lives Matter as a terrorist group and another who held an online giveaway of a semi-automatic rifle are among eight Republicans trying to succeed a retiring congressman in Florida’s conservative Panhandle. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller‘s heavily conservative 1st Congressional District, which is home to five military installations and a large population of veterans, has gone Republican since 1994. State Sen. Greg Evers and state Rep. Matt Gaetz announced they were running in the…

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Matt Gaetz touts conservative credentials in new CD 1 ad

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Matt Gaetz has a message to voters in Florida’s 1st Congressional District: No candidate is more conservative He’s hoping to drive that message home in a new 30-second, called “The Most Conservative.” The advertisement highlights his record in the Florida Legislature, where he was called the “most conservative legislator” in the state by the Tampa Bay Times. “Government is rigged against people. More and more, it doesn’t matter which political party wins an election because the same special interests are…

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