In just his first term in U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) is already making a “yuge” name for himself up in “the swamp” better known as Washington, D.C.
Gaetz has been a supporter and surrogate of President Trump since Day 1 of the his historic presidential campaign, and now heads the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) digital efforts to help re-elect Republicans to office.
The freshman congressman has also been tasked to find and vet, viable and potential Republican congressional candidates to retake lost congressional seats, and to challenge Democrats in seats deemed vulnerable.
When the Shark Tank asked Gaetz late last month about any potential candidates in Florida that he may be courting, Gaetz immediately spouted out Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg as being one of his targeted candidates.
For those of you who haven’t heard of the Greenberg, the new father, small business owner, and swift boot-in-the-rear thirty-something jumped into politics in late 2016, easily winning his tax collector race by injected a ton of his own cash.
Greenberg, who Gaetz refers to as being “innovative and disruptive,” is flowing in “green bucks” and could stand to pose a “yuge” threat to Democrats, if he decides to run for higher officer,
“We need more innovative and disruptive leaders like Joel Greenberg in our party and in our congress. He’s shaking things up in Seminole County and that’s exactly what we need more of in Washington.”-Rep. Matt Gaetz (R)
In responding to our request for comment regarding a possible run against Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) in Florida’s 7th congressional district, Greenberg did not say he was entertaining a run for congress, rather stating that he intended “to participate in delivering” Murphy’s “crucial seat back to the GOP.”
“Losing Congressional District 7 was a wake up call to all republicans of my generation. For the democrats, there was no determination to advance a cause that is right and moral. It was instead an opportunistic moment for a temporary seizure of power.
In 2018, Congressional District 7 will be won by a republican, of my county and of my generation. I absolutely intend to participate in delivering this crucial seat back to the GOP. And to any opponent, allow me to express how badly you do not want my undivided and full attention on you.”- Joel Greenberg, Seminole County Tax Collector
In a Republican election year, Congressman John Mika (R) lost his re-election bid to now-Rep. Murphy after the long-time congressman underestimated the political newbie, and ran a “low energy” and campaign.