Mast could face tough re-election because of his support for a gun ban
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Mast could face tough re-election because of his support for a gun ban


South Florida’s “drug czar” and Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg has endorsed Lauren Baer in her congressional race to unseat freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast (R).

In a campaign statement, Baer posted Aronberg’s endorsement:

“Our community is facing many challenges. From the opioid epidemic to threats to our environment, we need a representative in Washington who will seek common sense solutions — and actually accomplish them. I am proud to endorse Lauren Baer, who has the experience of bringing people together in these divisive political times.”

Mast faces a primary race, and should win re-election, but all bets are off in the general election where the U.S. Army veteran could face a tougher challenge.

Mast’s biggest challenge could be energizing his 2nd Amendment base of support, who feel betrayed after the freshman congressman called for a ban on assault weapons after the Parkland school shooting.

Some of Mast’s grassroots supports have even gone as far as to try to field a primary challenger against him.

On the Democratic side, Baer must first get past Navy veteran Pam Keith before she can take on Mast.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist who owns and manages Diverse New Media, Corp and Shark Tank Media, LLc. Under the Diverse New Media umbrella, he writes, manages, and publishes,,, and, in addition to publishing the conservative website,, which can be found under Shark Tank Media, LLc. During the 2018 election cycle, he ran in the Republican primary race for congress in Florida’s 22nd congressional district. He and his fiancé Michelle have two small children. He enjoys soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. Email him at [email protected] Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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