FANTASTIC! Rep. Matt Gaetz Considering Run for Senate in Alabama Against Democrat Doug Jones
Staunch Trump supporter Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has told GOP colleagues he is considering moving across the state line to run for the Senate in Alabama in 2020.
Gaetz is also a grassroots favorite and supported Senator Rick Scott and Governor Ron DeSantis when Democrat Brenda Snipes was trying to steal the elections in November after the votes were counted.
Gaetz would be a FANTASTIC conservative senator from the great state of Alabama!
For 22 months, Democrats said there was “actual evidence” of collusion. Their principle Russia narrative was not truthful or credible.
We were right, they were wrong, and the American people know it. pic.twitter.com/hGcbpfCUPN
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 3, 2019
I am convinced that at the state level, we have folks who are nimbler, more creative, more capable of meeting the needs of our citizens than the morass we find too frequently in Washington.
It turns out that in our country, freedom is popular. I’m for more of it. pic.twitter.com/CXQw73U3IN
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 4, 2019
The Hill reported:
The rumor had been bouncing around the Capitol for weeks but took a more serious turn in recent days when Gaetz began privately discussing the idea with fellow lawmakers.
“He’s talking about running for Senate in Alabama. They have a one-day residency requirement there,” said a GOP lawmaker who knows Gaetz well. “POTUS [President of the United States] would probably endorse him.”
Sources close to Gaetz, 36, said that “people in Trump’s orbit” are personally encouraging the sophomore congressman to run for the Senate seat now held by freshman Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.). Those Trump allies are pointing to Alabama’s liberal requirement that people can run for the Senate so long as they are 30 years old and have been a resident for a minimum of one day.