U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan is set to join fellow Congressman Matt Gaetz for a trio of campaign stops Saturday. The pair is dubbing the trip the “Freedom Tour.”
Gaetz is currently competing for re-election in Florida’s 1st Congressional District. He’s facing off against former Marine Cris Dosev and retired Navy pilot John Mills in the Republican primary.
Phil Ehr and Jennifer Zimmerman are competing for the Democratic nomination, though they pose little threat in the deep-red district — Gaetz defeated 2016 Democratic nominee Steven Specht by 39 points, and President Donald Trump carried CD 1 by the same margin.
Gaetz is a staunch supporter of President Trump who has made headlines with his calls for special counsel Robert Mueller to resign as head of the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
President Trump has endorsed Gaetz for re-election.
Jordan has also faced backlash over allegations he turned a blind eye toward sexual abuse by a team doctor while Jordan served as an assistant wrestling coach. However, one of those wrestlers accusing Jordan has since recanted his claims.