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Benghazi chairman Trey Gowdy to campaign in Florida for Ron DeSantis

Rep. Trey Gowdy

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Rep. Trey Gowdy



Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy -- who chairs the U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi -- is coming to Florida to stump for Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, in the Senate primary next week.

The tour includes stops Sunday in Daytona Beach and Monday morning in the Villages. On Sunday night, DeSantis will accept the American Conservative Union's Conservative Excellence Award at the Volusia County Republican Lincoln Dinner.

DeSantis is running in the Republican primary to replace Sen. Marco Rubio against fellow U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores, Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Orlando businessman Todd Wilcox.

Gowdy has contributed at least $1,000 to DeSantis this year. DeSantis, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, has drawn support from a number of very conservative groups and members of Congress, and Gowdy certainly fits the bill. As chairman of the Benghazi committee, he took center stage in the political world last month during the daylong questioning of Hillary Clinton.

[Last modified: Friday, November 6, 2015 10:36am]


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