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Far-right candidate Laura Loomer wins GOP primary for district that covers Mar-a-Lago

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Conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer has decisively won the Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives seat that represents President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.


The district, currently represented by Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel, is heavily Democratic, so her chances of winning the seat in November are slim. But Loomer's overwhelming victory against five other Republican rivals was decisive.

Loomer was endorsed by Representative Matt Gaetz, a firebrand Trump supporter from Florida.

She's known for doing and saying things that create controversy.

During a production of "Julias Caesar" in Central Park in 2017, she rushed the stage shouting, "Stop the normalization of political violence against the right! This is unacceptable!"

In November 2017, Loomer tweeted that she could not find a "non-Muslim cab or @Uber @Lyft" driver so she was late to a meeting. After a day of tweeting about Muslims, Uber and Lyft announced she was banned from using their services.

In November 2018, Loomer was banned from Twitter after she called Representative Ilhan Omar "anti-Jewish" and blasted her religion.

In November 2018, in protest of what she calls Twitter's shadowbanning of conservatives, she handcuffed herself to Twitter's office in New York.

Also in November 2018, Loomer was escorted out of a congressional hearing on social media when she stood up to accuse Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who was testifying, of trying to tilt the midterm elections in favor of Democrats.

The president tweeted his support of Loomer late Tuesday night.

"Great going Laura. You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet!" he wrote
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Far-right candidate Laura Loomer wins GOP primary for district that covers Mar-a-Lago - CBS News

Modern day GOP right here folks. For all this talk about Democrats being "radical", you have far right QAnon whack jobs winning GOP primaries left and right, by large margins.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Trump is a symptom, not the cause. These lunatics are what the majority of the GOP base wants. Even if Trump loses this year, there's absolutely no doubt an even worse and far more radical candidate will win the GOP primaries in 2024, because the "moderates" have been completely hallowed out in that party.
 

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Far-right candidate Laura Loomer wins GOP primary for district that covers Mar-a-Lago - CBS News

Modern day GOP right here folks. For all this talk about Democrats being "radical", you have far right QAnon whack jobs winning GOP primaries left and right, by large margins.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Trump is a symptom, not the cause. These lunatics are what the majority of the GOP base wants. Even if Trump loses this year, there's absolutely no doubt an even worse and far more radical candidate will win the GOP primaries in 2024, because the "moderates" have been completely hallowed out in that party.

If this was the worst you could find about Loomer then I dont know what your definition of far right is... anyone who’s not a BLM rioter?

Lunatic isn’t even the appropriate term, calling Omar anti-Jewish is a statement of fact, and the rest of this is just political activism and not extremist politics
 

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Far-right candidate Laura Loomer wins GOP primary for district that covers Mar-a-Lago - CBS News

Modern day GOP right here folks. For all this talk about Democrats being "radical", you have far right QAnon whack jobs winning GOP primaries left and right, by large margins.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Trump is a symptom, not the cause. These lunatics are what the majority of the GOP base wants. Even if Trump loses this year, there's absolutely no doubt an even worse and far more radical candidate will win the GOP primaries in 2024, because the "moderates" have been completely hallowed out in that party.
I do not agree with the characterizations but the part is continuing to realign itself at the primary level. This has been going on since 2010. Draining the swamp is a process.
It will be interesting to see if democrats continue to embrace establishment types or continue to embrace AOC types

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Of course, you are absolutely right. The question is why and how.

numerous things. Demographic changes is one. Social changes is another. There's always an extreme conservative reaction to "change".

Also, the GOP has been radicalizing their base for years. This was bound to happen eventually. The Obama presidency was the final nail in the coffin, and then enter king birther Donald J. Trump as the new Republican president.
 

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Far-right candidate Laura Loomer wins GOP primary for district that covers Mar-a-Lago - CBS News

Modern day GOP right here folks. For all this talk about Democrats being "radical", you have far right QAnon whack jobs winning GOP primaries left and right, by large margins.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Trump is a symptom, not the cause. These lunatics are what the majority of the GOP base wants. Even if Trump loses this year, there's absolutely no doubt an even worse and far more radical candidate will win the GOP primaries in 2024, because the "moderates" have been completely hallowed out in that party.

It's obvious that neither you, or the writer of the article actually know what far-right actually means.
 

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If this was the worst you could find about Loomer then I dont know what your definition of far right is... anyone who’s not a BLM rioter?

Lunatic isn’t even the appropriate term, calling Omar anti-Jewish is a statement of fact, and the rest of this is just political activism and not extremist politics

Loomer is by definition a far right extremist. Anyway, she's not going to win.
 
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