GOP Recruits Near Perfect Candidate

Dr. Leo Valentin understands the pitfalls of big government like few other American politicians.

The Harvard-educated doctor was president and CEO of a hospital in Puerto Rico before moving to Orlando to start a private radiology practice. “I grew up in Puerto Rico, and I tell people I know the problems big government creates,” Valentin, a Republican running to represent Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, told the Washington Free Beacon. “For me it’s personal…. I think the future of the Republican Party is abiding by the principles of limited government.”

Valentin is hoping to be part of that future. The first-time candidate won a razor-thin victory in the district’s August primary and now has his eyes set on Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D., Fl.). The race is viewed as an uphill battle for Republicans—Murphy, first elected in 2016, prevailed by double-digits in 2018. But before Murphy the seat was held by Republicans for more than two decades, and Valentin believes his real-world experience in the medical field makes him the perfect candidate to win the seat back in 2020.

During the primary, Valentin gained traction by offering expert commentary on the coronavirus pandemic and the government’s response, which he saw as “dangerous.”

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