Every conservative in Florida needs to care about the GOP primary race for the newly-drawn Congressional seat in Central Florida. Why? Because whoever Republicans in that district nominate will likely determine if the most vitriolic shrill leftist bigmouth to ever serve in congress returns to torment us for another term. I’m referring, of course, to the detestable Alan Grayson.
As you may recall, Grayson was elected in 2008 and then was defeated in 2010 by Congressman and patriot Dan Webster after serving only one term. But a humiliating defeat two years ago isn’t keeping him away.
Now he wants to run for the newly-drawn Congressional District 9 seat that encompasses Osceola County (Kissimmee and surrounding areas) and parts of Polk and Orange. The district is largely comprised of Puerto Ricans, who lean–although not blindly or overwhelmingly–Democrat. As such, Grayson would stand a decent shot at being elected to this seat if we nominate the wrong person.
The primary pits four Republicans against each other, but the race is essentially a close fight between Orlando area trial lawyer/perpetual candidate Todd Long and Former State Representative and current Osceola County Commissioner John “Q” Quiñones, who we feel would be the right candidate to defeat the despicable bigmouth Grayson.
We at Reaganista.com have nothing against Todd Long. Our research has produced no evidence to make us believe he’s a RINO, much less a backstabber. In fact, from what we have seen from their campaign platforms, we feel that both Long and John Q are decent conservatives who would probably vote the right way on most issues if elected.
However, Long has never served in elected office, and therefore has no verifiable record that would shed light on how he would comport himself in a deliberative body. All we largely have to go by are his stances during this and two previous failed campaigns. John Q, on the other hand, has served as both a state legislator and a county commissioner during which time he amassed a solid conservative record.
According to our research, John Q never supported any tax increases as either a legislator or a county commissioner. Moreover, John Q hasn’t just voted the right way on the sidelines–he has a record of taking the lead in promoting a free-market, pro-growth agenda for the state and his community. For example, as a legislator In 2004, he introduced and Governor Bush signed an innovative bill that set up enterprise zones around the state to assist local communities in creating an economic environment to attract businesses and private investment. As commissioner, he fought for tax breaks to further incentivize job creation.
He has solid ratings from pro-life groups and the NRA (and actually earned the NRA endorsement in this race).
As further evidence of his commitment to conservatism, he passes the Reaganista Florida Conservative’s Litmus Test in that he was an early supporter of Marco Rubio’s race for US Senate against the backstabber Charlie Crist.
But let’s face it. The main reason we need to support John “Q” Quiñones is because he is the only Republican candidate in the race that can defeat the detestable Alan Grayson–and Grayson knows it! Grayson is so convinced that John Q is his only barrier to congress, that he’s running ads against him–in the Republican primary!
That’s right. Grayson is so scared of facing John Q in November, that he’s attacking him now in hopes that he won’t get the nomination. It may be because Q is of Puerto Rican descent like much of the district or because he has represented much of the district with distinction. Or maybe it’s because Grayson feels the other Republican candidate Todd Long is a weaker candidate that would be easier to attack because of past mistakes. Regardless, Grayson has come out and all but declared John Q as the strongest Republican candidate in this race.
And Grayson isn’t the only one. Even our fellow patriots on the right over at hotair who analyzed this race months ago believe (as Grayson and we at Reaganista.com do) that John Q represents the GOP’s only hope to win this seat.
We Florida conservatives must do everything in our power to keep Grayson from embarrassing our state and tormenting us in Congress. This is one of those races that even we at Reaganista.com would probably support a RINO in if it meant defeating this detestable leftist.
But thankfully, that is not the case here. Political pundits agree John “Q” Quiñones is the only Republican who can defeat Alan Grayson, AND he happens to be a verifiable conservative! For these reasons we encourage every Republican in Florida’s Ninth Congressional District to support #ReaganistaCertified John “Q” Quiñones on August14th.
Phony “TEA” party activist helping Alan Grayson (again) by supporting John Q’s primary opponent. Continue reading…
Alan Grayson running television ads against John Q with phony conservative talking points. Don’t become an Alan Grayson useful idiot! Vote for #ReaganistaCertified John Q!
For more information on John Q, or to contribute to his campaign to defeat the detestable leftist who goes by the name of Alan Grayson, visit his website at www.johnqforflorida.com/