The Republican congressional primary race in Florida’s 19th District has become one of the most contentious and dirtiest races in the state this election cycle.
Businessman and veteran Casey Askar has been gunning for all of the presumed frontrunning candidates – Reps. Byron Donald, Dane Eagle, and Dr. William Figlesthaler.
Donalds and Eagle have both launched their fair share of attacks during the cycle, leaving “Dr. Fig” as the only candidate that has not gone negative.
All of the candidates are claiming frontrunner status in the race, but could one of the other candidates turn out to be the spoiler, and perhaps sneak past the field and win the race outright?
Darren Aquino’s campaign Twitter account has just announced that President Donald Trump will be endorsing his congressional campaign.
The Floridian reached out to Trump Victory to confirm the imminent endorsement, but have not heard back.
Aquino, who is running a gorilla warfare campaign has announced in an earlier campaign video that he is “the frontrunning candidate,” “the true frontrunner.”
Aquino also claims that President Trump has been a friend of his family for 30 years and has called all of the recently released internal polls in the race “phony” and even went as far as to call his opponents as being“phony.”
“We can’t send them to Washington. They lied now, they’ll lie then,” stated Aquino
Eagle, Donalds, Figlesthaler, Askar, and Aquino are all running on a pro-Trump platform, with both Eagle and Donalds having had close ties to the campaign in the past, and have actually shared a stage with the president.
The August 18th primary election is just around the corner, but with no clear frontrunner in the race, could outsiders like Aquino or Figlesthaler walk away with the win?
President Trump is going to endorse Darren Aquino for Congress in Southwest Florida’s 19th district @Floridianpress @DougBillings @FHPSWFL @realDonaldTrump @EricTrump @EricMMatheny @Fla_Pol @brawil86 @mschlapp @the_morte @marklevinshow @MAGASaveAmerica pic.twitter.com/pfiwE9eEmn
— Darren Aquino For Congress /Congressman elect (@aquino4congress) August 15, 2020