July 29, 2020                                

Nicole Henderson


U.S. Congressional Candidate Challenging Rep. Matt Gaetz Releases New Ad “Enough is Enough”


PENSACOLA, FL — Earlier today, the U.S. Congressional candidate challenging Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in Florida’s 1st District, retired Navy Commander Phil Ehr, went public with a new national ad slamming the incumbent congressman’s behavior during previous Congressional hearings.

The ad buy comes following Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee about the persistent erosion of prosecutorial autonomy under his leadership of the Justice Department.

“The integrity of American rule of law is founded on a justice system that is free from political influence,” said Ehr. “The persistent intrusion into high-profile cases by political appointees at the Justice Department must be answered for, and Rep. Gaetz must put aside his partisan entrenchment in pursuit of the truth. Unfortunately, he has often been loath to do so and I fear he will continue with the same immaturity and performance politics he has exhibited in the past.”

The ad contrasts Rep. Gaetz’s petty performance politics with the honor and integrity of Commander Ehr, a 26-year veteran of the Navy who flew reconnaissance missions during the Cold War, the first Gulf War and in post-9/11 conflicts around the world.

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!