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Right-Wing Firebrand Laura Loomer Declares Her Congressional Campaign in Florida

August 5, 2019 - 7:15am
Laura Loomer
Laura Loomer

Attention-nabbing media figure and serial-banning victim Laura Loomer has announced she will be starting her campaign for the U.S. Congress in the Sunshine State. She will vie for Democrat Lois Frankel's seat in solid-left-leaning District 21. Uphill struggle isn't the half of it:  Frankel ran unopposed in 2018.

Loomer has made a name for herself over the years as a journalist working for a number of alternative news outlets, making dramatic departures from said outlets, and getting herself de-platformed from a wide array of social media outlets. Lately, Loomer has been concentrating on staging photo-op posturing appearances to self-aggrandize herself as a political voice.

In her press release announcing her candidacy, Loomer states one of the motivations to run has been that, after being banned from a number of social websites, Frankel was of little help to her plight. “(Laura) reached out to her representative Lois Frankel who offered her no help despite claiming to be a First Amendment supporter.”

Some have questioned whether this announcement is merely another attention-grabbing stunt, following a line of recent such events. Loomer has recently been arrested for trespassing on the California governor’s property; she lured immigrants to another property owned by Nancy Pelosi; and following her removal from Twitter, she handcuffed herself to the doors of the company headquarters. 

However, there are actually signs of legitimacy to this election bid.

Former Florida GOP operative and Trump campaign fixture Karen Giorno is heading Loomer's campaign. Giorno helped spearhead Trump's primary win in Florida, which got her launched into his national campaign team. This is a favorable acquisition for Loomer, because there are three other Republicans announced to be running for the nomination.

Never mind that this district contains the president’s Mar-A-Lago resort, it is considered a heavily Democratic enclave.

The Laura Loomer For Congress website announces she is a resident of the district (though curiously her listed address in her FEC filing is a post office box.) Loomer will need the full heft of the political party, given she has been banned from most social media outlets. The candidate who claims the mantle of being “The Most Banned Woman In The World” has been removed from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as Medium, the crowdsource outlet GoFundMe as well as PayPal and Venmo. She also sports bans from MGM Resorts and the rideshare companies Uber, Lyft, and UberEats. 

The national Democratic Party wasted no time in resorting to its traditional method of demonization. “This is today’s Washington Republican Party, a full-blown white nationalist is running for Congress in Florida,” said a spokesperson for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Republicans must condemn Loomer’s hate-filled message or they own it.”

Considering the hesitancy the party has had with condemning the history of racism with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and the failure of the House Dems to properly address the growing anti-Semitism within its freshman membership, the DCCC even daring to invoke a party failing to condemn anything is a farce of hilarious proportions.

Brad Slager, a Fort Lauderdale freelance writer, wrote this story exclusively for Sunshine State News. He writes on politics and the industry and his stories appear in such publications as RedState and The Federalist.

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Laura is a scam artist

Laura is trying to save the country from Sharia Law and you should thank her for it. REad the Explanatory Memorandum - The Muslim Bro hood's plan to infiltrate. Watch how many Muslims are running & winning elected office. They will strike like fireants once millions are in place. Help Laura get elected.

LL is white, she is an American, she fights to uphold the US Constitution and she has a fervent belief in our nation. So far, none of those trates are against the law. Also of note is that there have been no incontrovertible facts presented which call into question her veracity. So, what's all the hubbub, bub?

Laura Loomer is a blessing for our constitutional rights.

I know Laura. When and why she was radicalized I have no idea. She herself will tell you she is a cultural Jew, not a religious one. Living in Boston, I know quite of few of both sects. I have no idea why Laura is propagating such extremism.

You are a liar - you no nothing of Laura Loomer . Radicalized to what? The Constitution

All too often, extremist radicalized leftists like you view centrists like Laura Loomer as extremists. It's because you are so far to the left that you have to look right to see the center.

Sunshine State News seems to be less journalist and more sensationalist committed. Who knew. I am an Independent, but the last paragraph stating "Considering the hesitancy the party has had with condemning the history of racism with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, and the failure of the House Dems to properly address the growing anti-Semitism within its freshman membership, the DCCC even daring to invoke a party failing to condemn anything is a farce of hilarious proportions." is bold-face misinformation and agenda. Pelosi highly condemned the anti-Semitism of Omar. A simple google search will enumerate. Meanwhile, nothing similar, except for the COURAGEOUS SENATOR from Nebraska regarding racism, comes from GOP leadership. Yes, you are part of the problem.

Uhhh hate to burst your bubble, no where did Pelosi condemn ANY of the democommies by name rather as a comment to the entire house. You need to know yor facts better, BEFORE you speak a d let the entire world know who and what you are. Just saying

Thank you for your comment .. I couldn't have said it better. I guess Sunshine State News is just another liberal rag.

You should do more research. The House Dems called a resolution to specifically condemn Omar's anti-Semitism. They ended up producing a neutered document that not only was so broad as to be meaningless but failed to even mention her by name. When it was released Omar was celebrating, and has gone on to say more anti-Semitic things. And last we checked, Dems were not demanded to disavow Northam (like the GOP) and he still has his position.

Just because you repeat those lies often does not mean we will now begin to believe them - despite the fact that your mentor Joseph Goebbels has taught you otherwise.

Find the headline biased big time. "Right Winged Firebrand?" That reeks of bias before you get to the article. Do you ever lead off with "Left Winged Commie Lois Frankel?" Shame on you.

So what do you consider Loomer to be? Centrist? Mainstream? She creates attention-grabbing stunts that are not journalistic. She went to the CPAC convention this year and they pulled her credentials for being out of line. She is hardly a standard reporter.

Perhaps because that would constitute the truth.

Interesting . . . . SSN allowing a doppelganger using my same name . . . . . and letting it ride . . . . . wonder how long it'd take them to stop a post by me under the name Nancy Smith . . . . . . . . posting doppelganger . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . . .

Perhaps because that would constitute libel . . . . . . . . . . . . still up to your old demonization of all those not like you again, Joseph T. . . . . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . . . .

Give her some classless reality TV show on some unknown cable channel and send her packing.

Yes, we've sent Hillary packing as you've suggested.

It sure would be nice if we could get rid of that dirt-bag Frankel.

If ALL of those listed social media outlets don't approve of Loomer, and banned her,... then she's EXACTLY who we're lookin for.

Go Laura !

Lois Frankel is a left-wing nut case Laura loomer is a centrist

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