September 10, 2020                                

Nicole Henderson


Retired Navy Commander Phil Ehr Happy to Debate Controversial Congressman Matt Gaetz in the Coming Weeks


PENSACOLA, FL — Yesterday in an interview on WNRP, Matt Gaetz agreed to debate his challenger, Retired Navy Commander Phil Ehr. Since last week, Phil Ehr for Congress has been calling on Gaetz to accept a public debate to give Panhandle voters an opportunity to hear about Gaetz’s shocking record in Congress as well as Commander Ehr’s record of public service. Commander Ehr’s campaign issued the following statement around Gaetz’s announcement today:

“Matt Gaetz has agreed to a debate at a time when Panhandle voters are looking for explanations around some of his most questionable decisions,” said Campaign Manager Keith Presley. “Decisions like siding with Russia over American intelligence operatives; listening to conspiracy theorists while ignoring the health of our families; and supporting sex-traffickers instead of law enforcement by voting against a bill that would toughen laws against sex slavery.”

Commander Ehr, a 26-year Navy veteran who flew reconnaissance missions during the Cold War, Desert Storm, the Balkan Wars and in post-9/11 conflicts around the world, is eager to show the people of Florida’s 1st District how he’ll bring honor and integrity to Congress as their representative. 

About Phil Ehr:
Phil Ehr is a retired U.S. Navy commander and the Democratic nominee challenging Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District. Phil is a husband, father, community volunteer, and veteran who rose from Seaman to Commander in a 26-year active duty career. Phil flew reconnaissance missions in the Cold War, Desert Storm, and the Balkans. He provided strategic advice to senior leaders in Washington, London, and NATO in the post Cold War and post 9/11 eras. Phil is fighting to restore honor and integrity to Northwest Florida’s representation. With your help, we will prevent, prepare for, and respond to the next national crisis.  We will build an economy that’s fair for working people, families, and small business, cradle to grave. We will correct failing policies on health care, education, the environment, and public safety. We will advance freedom, equality, liberty, and justice for all. We will fight corruption and incompetence to restore trust in American leadership. Join the “Ehr Force” today!