Former President Donald Trump is throwing his weight behind U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis in Florida’s 12th Congressional District.
Bilirakis has served the district since 2013. Before that, he served a similar area covering North Pinellas and parts of Pasco and Hillsborough counties in what was then Florida’s 9th Congressional District.
He’s not facing significant opposition in the GOP Primary, and what Democratic opposition exists is largely unfunded.
“He is an incredible advocate for Energy Independence, Healthcare, and the American Worker,” Trump said in an endorsement statement.
Trump’s nod means his easy race next year is likely to remain so.
– Janelle Irwin Taylor, Florida Politics