An extremely conservative Trump-supporting member of the Florida legislature is gearing up to potentially run for the district long-held by Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL), according to POLITICO.
State Rep. Anthony Sabatini's announcement comes almost a year before legislators create new congressional maps that could include two new additional seats. According to Webster, Sabatini told him last week he would not run against him only to now say he's running for Webster's seat.
"He has chosen to file his paperwork for Congressional District 11 instead of another district," Webster said in a statement. "I never take reelection for granted. I work hard every day to serve my constituents and campaign hard every election."
Sabatini is known for his controversial statements. In the wake of the George Floyd's killing, he tweeted a picture of an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and said "this will be a very common sight upon illegal entry at any Lake County business – FYI!" He's also launched more than one unsuccessful bid to overturn state mask mandates.
Read more over at POLITICO.