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Republican Brandon Patty announces run in CD 6

On Wednesday, Operation Enduring Freedom veteran Brandon Patty, a St. Augustine resident, announced his intention to run to succeed Ron DeSantis in Congressional District 6.

Citing the need to “to strengthen American leadership abroad and fix a broken federal government here at home,” Patty asserted that CD 6 voters are angry at “the ineffectiveness and incompetence in Washington. Congress has not been functioning; the President pursues ideological goals at the expense of our prosperity and security while our nation’s enemies are on the march.”

Saying that “decline is not our destiny,” Patty asserted why he is running for Congress.

“From being the first in my family to graduate from college to deploying overseas with our nation’s best,” Patty said, “I understand what it takes to defend our way of life and will work hard every day to bring government and Washington back under control. I know that to change Washington before it changes America, we need new leaders willing to take on big problems and the entrenched special interests, not the same people doing the same things as they try and climb the political ladder.”

Patty’s goals: to “restore our military, defeat radical Islamic extremists, defend our rights and values, rein in the Executive Branch and revive economic growth and prosperity for everyone.”

Patty is the fourth Republican to run in CD 6, joining Adam BarringerSandy Adams, and G.G. Galloway.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at

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