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Trump announces Florida backers



Donald Trump is touting support from "several promiment community leaders in Florida" prior to his rally tonight in Pensacola.

They are: Businessman George Scarborough, Pastor Carl Gallups, 2nd Amendment activist Clover Lawson, and Veterans Terry Busbee Sr., Gary O’Neal and Capt. Allen Brady.

“It is my great honor to receive endorsements from each of these incredible people. Their support for my message and endorsement of my candidacy for President of the United States means so much to me, and with their help, and the help of so many great people in Florida and all over the country, we will Make America Great Again!”

George Scarborough, Pensacola resident and brother of former Congressman and TV personality Joe Scarborough, is the owner of Scarborough Consulting and regional Director of The Studer Group. 

Pastor Gallups, (Minister for Prayer), is an author, radio and television talk show host and senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, FL. 

Clover Lawson is a founding partner of Lawson & Palmer, LLC. Clover is one of the foremost women in the firearms industry and represents world class competitive shooters, as well as some of the best manufacturers in tactical gear. 

Capt. Allen Brady served 32 years in the US Navy including 4 years at the US Naval Academy and 6 years as a P.O.W in Vietnam’s infamous Hanoi Hilton. 

Terry Busbee Sr. served multiple tours in Vietnam before moving into politics. Seeking real and positive change for America, Busbee is leaving the Democratic Party to endorse Donald J. Trump for President because ‘he’s the smartest man for the job’. 

Chief Warrant Officer, (Ret) Gary O’Neal is a US Army Ranger and President of Worldwide Army Rangers Association. A biography titled ‘American Warrior: The True Story of A Legendary Ranger’ detailing O’Neal’s extraordinary service, was released in 2013.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 5:18pm]


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