Conservative Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is an outspoken conservative lawmaker and unabashed pro-Trump politician.
Recently, a local Republican decided to run in the primary race against Matt Gaetz.
The most recent challenger to Rep. Gaetz is Mark Lombardo, a former FedEx Executive.
Lombardo just partnered with a Lincoln Project associate and already has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars in anti-Gaetz ads on the air.
Mark Lombardo used media-buying firm SRH media, per this report. SRH media is run by Steve Hazelton who worked with The Lincoln Project.
— Peter Schorsch (@PeterSchorschFL) June 18, 2022
Via Open Secrets:
Still, Federal Election Commission filings don’t tell the whole story about The Lincoln Project’s spending. The group buys its television ads through a little-known Maryland firm called Ashton Media, according to OpenSecrets political ads database, but doesn’t disclose paying that firm in FEC filings…Ashton Media was incorporated in March 2019 by Republican ad buyer Steve Hazleton, according to Maryland state records.
The Lincoln Project is the leading anti-Trump RINO group online today. The founder of the Lincoln Project was accused by 21 young men of online harassment back in January 2021.
So the Gaetz challenger has links to the Lincoln Project.
That tells you all you need to know about Mark Lombardo.
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