The 2014 mid-term election has already heated up, as U.S. Navy veteran and Conservative blogger Jorge Bonilla has officially announced that he is a Republican candidate for the U.S. Congress in Florida.
Bonilla, who is one of the contributing writers at the Shark Tank, will be facing off with none other than liberal Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, in Florida’ 9th Congressional District. Here is Jorge’srecent post about Kathleen Sebelius.
According to his website, Bonilla’s family story is very similar to that of many immigrants who have traveled to America to make a better life for themselves and their families, as well another Hispanic member of Congress who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010.
Bonilla’s parents moved from the Island of Puerto Rico in the mid-Sixties, where his father picked apples as a day-laborer, while his mother worked in an aviation seatbelt factory.
The 42-year-old married father of one first answered the call of duty when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, before transferring over to the U.S. Navy, during the Desert Storm era.
As a new father, Jorge is deeply concerned about the kind of country he leaves behind to his son.
The race against Grayson will be the one to watch this cycle. This race will be an ideological slugfest between Bonilla’s conservatism and Grayson’s hard liberalism.
“The Republican healthcare plan is this, die quickly. That’s right. The Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick“.-Rep. Alan Grayson
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has targeted this seat as one of the races they are closely watching. Back in 2010, after losing to Congressman Daniel Webster, Grayson fed his ego and craving for power by carpet- bagging his way into the newly formed 9th congressional district.