Congressman Gaetz and President Trump

In a move that comes as no surprise at all, President Donald Trump has endorsed Northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz. The President announced his endorsement during in an early morning tweet.

Trump had previously called Gaetz a “warrior.”

Gaetz is a frequent guest on cable news programs and uses those opportunities to defend the President and criticize the on-going Russia investigation which Gaetz calls the work of “deep state actors.”

Gaetz faces two GOP challengers in the August 28 primary, John Mills and veteran Cris Dose, who Gaetz defeated in 2016 in a crowded primary.

House District 1 is perhaps the most conservative district in Florida and has a very heavy military influence with a Navy station in Pensacola and Air Force installations in Okaloosa County.