Dan Bongino has HUGE News that Will Shake Up the Political World

Dan Bongino is not just a conservative talk radio host and contributor at the National Review, he’s also a former New York City police officer and a former Secret Service agent. On Monday morning, the country learned that Bongino is attempting to add one more title to his resume — member of Congress.

On Friday, Bongino filed paperwork with the FEC, forming an exploratory committee to run for the seat that will be open following the retirement of Curt Clawson from Florida’s Ninth Congressional District.

If Bongino, a close ally of former Florida congressman Lt. Col. Allen West, decides to run, he will be challenging Chauncey Goss and Francis Rooney in the Republican primary on August 30, 2016.

While the seat is considered to be a safe Republican seat, Bongino contends that it deserves a solid conservative voice. On Monday morning, he told the Sunshine State News, “We’re definitely exploring options in the 19th. It’s a conservative district and they deserve an authentic conservative voice.”

Top conservative talk radio host and editor of the Conservative Review, Mark Levin, for whom Bongino is a frequent fill-in, weighed in on a Bongino candidacy on Twitter with excitement.

Bongino previously ran for Congress in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District and lost a hard-fought and close race to Democrat incumbent, Rep. John Delaney.

On his Facebook page, Bongino solicited feedback from supporters to gauge their interest in his candidacy.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive from people both inside and outside the Florida district expressing their excitement and support, including an eagerness to donate to his campaign.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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