by Javier ManjarresThe Shark Tank is announcing its endorsement of Adam Hasner for U.S. Senate.
We’ve been all over this primary from the beginning, and until now, we were content to let the primary process play out long enough before coming to a consensus as to who was both the most electable and across-the-board conservative candidate in the field. The three other candidates- former Senator George LeMieux, Craig Miller, and Col. Mike McCalister- each have their merits, and we wish them well.
Adam Hasner is the most viable, full-spectrum conservative candidate that can defeat Senator Bill Nelson, and we’re joining fellow conservatives Mark Levin and Redstate’s Erick Erickson in support of Adam because we believe he not only has a consistent record of upholding conservative principles, we believe he’s the guy who can be trusted to go to Washington D.C. and stand up not only to Democrats, but to squishy Republicans as well. We feel confident in stating that Adam Hasner is the best chance our party has to defeat Senator Bill Nelson, and we know he’ll be tireless in defense of the values and principles we need to restore in the U.S. Senate.
As it has been well documented, the Shark Tank was one of now Senator Marco Rubio’s earliest supporters in his 2010 U.S. Senate campaign. Adam Hasner, like Senator Rubio, represents the same kind of principled fiscal, social, and foreign policy conservatism that we believe in. Although Marco Rubio and Adam Hasner are each their own individual and are two different kind of candidates, Hasner’s principled conservative views fall in line best with Senator Rubio’s and ours, hence our endorsement of him for U.S. Senate.
Our endorsement of Adam Hasner does not mean the Shark Tank is “in the tank” for him or any other politico for that matter- our commitment to conservative principles will always come first. Furthermore, this endorsement will not come at the expense of accurate coverage of the Senate Primary moving forward, and we’ll make sure that everyone gets their turn in their Shark Tank.