Kevin Hayslett is running for Congress in Florida's 13th Congressional district. He recently received an endorsement from General Michael Flynn who said,
“We need leaders who will stand up against the establishment and those in the Washington DC swamp. Kevin is that type of leader. He is a solid, reliable, consistent conservative and the only Trump Republican running for Congress in FL-13,” Flynn said in a statement.
“I pray the people of the 13th District will join me as we choose new, fresh, leaders that will take us into a brighter future, one that our children and grandchildren can be proud of. Kevin Hayslett is exactly the right choice!”
“I’m honored to have the support of General Flynn, one of President Trump’s closest allies, and someone who has served our country for over three decades,” Hayslett said in a statement.
“Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have destroyed this country with their disastrous border policies and record inflation. It’s time for a course correction, and it’s time to stand up to the D.C. establishment, and that’s exactly what I’ll do in Congress.”
Hayslett has also garnered endorsements from prominent sheriffs from across Tampa Bay, including Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. He’s also earned support from House Speaker Chris Sprowls.
The district, which has changed due to redistricting, now extends further north into traditionally red parts of Pinellas County and eliminates parts of St. Petersburg, the currently drawn district’s largest city and a Democratic stronghold.
The district shifted from one where Biden won the 2020 Presidential Election by 4 percentage points to a seat Trump won by 7 points. This has left one Democratic candidate — former Barack Obama administration official Eric Lynn — in the race.
Candidates are running to replace outgoing Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist as he runs for Governor.
The Miami Independent believes that Florida and the United States would be best served with Mr. Hayslett in Congress.