FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2020
Matt Gaetz in Jeopardy of Losing Re-Elect as Early Voting in Florida starts on Monday
Poor job performance and reckless behavior have given voters an appetite to make an historic change.
PENSACOLA, FL — Congressman Matt Gaetz is in a vulnerable position as the momentum has shifted in Florida’s 1st District. According to polling conducted by Lake Research Partners. The data shows that Gaetz has made himself extremely unpopular showing weakness, especially among unaffiliated voters who will likely determine this election.
Phil Ehr’s campaign is now boasting fundraising totals in excess of 1.6 million dollars over the course of the campaign. Ehr’s fundraising efforts, and specifically his stark contrast to Matt Gaetz, has raised more than all of the FL-01 Democratic campaigns over the last 20 years—combined!
As a former Republican and 26-year U.S. Naval Aviation Commander (Ret.), it is becoming socially acceptable for those in the Panhandle to cast their vote for someone that speaks to their values. This is also shown in the increased following and engagement on social media with Ehr’s Twitter following over 220K.
“The momentum is shifting in Florida’s 1st District and we have the data to back up what we are feeling on the ground,” stated U.S. Congressional Candidate, Phil Ehr. “It is not about party affiliation, it is about honorable leadership and diligent representation of all in our district. Gaetz has proven over and over again that he cares more about his media appearances than he does his constituents.”
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!