Right-wing agitator Laura Loomer launches 2020 campaign in Florida

Laura Loomer
“Republicans must condemn Loomer’s hate filled message or they own it.”

On Friday, far-right conspiracy enabler (and social media pariah) Laura Loomer launched a bid for a congressional seat in Palm Beach.

According to the Miami Herald, Loomer is a 26-year-old blogger and conservative whose guerilla activism caused her problems on most social media platforms. She was also a contributor to InfoWars.

Yes, that InfoWars.

As part of that gig, Loomer “covered” the 2018 shootings in Parkland by challenging the accounts of students pushing for gun control in the shooting’s aftermath.

“It’s obvious these kids are reading a screen or notes someone else wrote for them,” Loomer tweeted, though her Twitter account has since been shut down.

“Notice how media is only talking to the same group of students. They aren’t talking to the pro gun ROTC students who actually saved lives, unlike these students.”

Loomer has also used social media to call Islam a “cancer on humanity” and accuse U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota of “pushing for another 9/11,” among other outrageous posts.

She was among a wave of inflammatory accounts banned by Twitter in 2018. Facebook and Instagram have also barred her from using those platforms.

A lawsuit has been filed to challenge those suspensions.

Election records suggest she filed Friday to run in 2020 for the congressional seat in the Palm Beach district that’s home to Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort.

Loomer’s campaign website states she resides in Florida’s 21st Congressional District — where she is running to unseat Democrat Lois Frankel. Her campaign’s FEC filing lists Lake Worth as the primary address.

“This is today’s Washington Republican Party, a full-blown white nationalist is running for Congress in Florida,” said a spokesperson with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as originally reported by the Herald.

“Republicans must condemn Loomer’s hate-filled message or they own it.”

Loomer has raised her profile as a right-wing activist by launching confrontational protests at various events.

One of her biggest viral stunts was interrupting a Shakespeare at the Park production of Julius Caesar. That production replaced Caesar with a character similar to Trump who, in the play, eventually gets assassinated.

In June 2017, Loomer rushed the stage, accusing the actors of encouraging harm to Trump. She’s also ambushed several other events, such as the Women’s March and a Jim Comey book event.

Loomer was even kicked out of CPAC, an annual conservative gathering, after heckling CNN reporters who were covering the event.

But she isn’t the only Republican looking to challenge Frankel in 2020. She joins a field that includes Christian Acosta, Michael Bluemling, Jr. and Victor Garcia da Rosa.

None of them stand much of a chance against Frankel, however. The incumbent won her 2016 reelection bid by more than 25 percentage points. She didn’t even court a challenger in 2018.

Melissa S. Razdrih

Melissa S. Razdrih is a Tampa correspondent for Florida Politics. Razdrih graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tampa in 2006 and went on to earn a Master's degree before switching gears to write professionally. Since then, Razdrih has been published in national blogs, like PopSugar, and local publications, like Tampa Bay Business and Wealth, on everything from self-care to cryptocurrency, but politics is her passion. Contact her at [email protected].


18 comments

  • terrikjacobs

    August 4, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Democrat 2020 Platform & Goals:
    -Open Borders.
    -Sanctuary Cities.
    -Decriminalize illegal entry into our country.
    -De-fund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE
    –Same sex marriages.
    -Disarming Americans.
    -End all deportations of illegal aliens (if you get here, you stay.)
    -Infanticide.
    -Voting rights for illegal aliens.
    -Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit)
    -Increase refugee’s from the third world.
    -Illegal aliens allowed to hold public office.
    -Socialism.
    -Free Abortions for all (Taxpayer funded)
    -The green new deal.
    -End of Electoral College
    -Free Medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded)
    -Raise Minimum Wage (expect massive reduction in full time jobs & loss of health benefits)
    -Adolescents vote.
    -!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded) -Reparations for every race “harmed” by the white man.
    -Convicts, Terrorists voting.
    -Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms.
    -Late term abortions up to 9 months.
    -Tax increases.
    -Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work.

    *Sources: Straight from the Democrat’s themselves. View their speeches / debates on you tube. Pay particular attention to when the moderator asks the candidates to “raise your hand” if in favor questions.

    The choice is yours.

    • gary

      August 5, 2019 at 4:57 am

      Right you are!

    • David Shuff

      August 5, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Great list. Only thing I see you missed is full eradication of white male masculinity.

  • Edward Freeman

    August 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I wouldn’t believe wingnuts to faithfully state the Democratic Party’s platform position on anything, lol. Regardless, Florida Congressional District 21 is not an open seat as the article states. Rep Frankel is running for re-election to the seat she has held since 2012.

  • JOHN FLEMING

    August 4, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    When you accuse someone of horrible things- you should give us an idea of specific statements and positions the person has said or taken that support you accusation-you are engaging in McCartyism by just name calling. Is she running for Lois Frankenstein’s seat?

  • gary

    August 5, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Huge fan of Loomer! A Jew that has been branded by silicon valley and banned! I will be glad to support her!

  • Jari

    August 5, 2019 at 5:28 am

    What a hackjob of a story.

  • Who cares

    August 5, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Typical woke activist garbage hit piece. Just name calling with nothing to back it up, can’t be bothered to do actual research but instead just spew emotional BS.

    Wow she got banned by authoritarian tech giants who heavily favor the democrats?! Wow she must be terrible.

  • Jon R Bell

    August 5, 2019 at 7:49 am

    You open your write with a “hate filled message”, you own it. This is the problem with you lightweights, you make statements about other and never belly up. Well, it doesn’t work anymore.

  • Preston banks

    August 5, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    I need to move to Florida so I can vote for her

  • Jason

    August 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    I was going to comment what a piece of garbage this article was but lol it’s covered.

  • gary

    August 5, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Melissa S. Razdrih is #FakeNews

  • Dawn Dale

    August 5, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    What a 🐂💩 title. Love Ms Loomer. Love that she is not a brain dead hate filled sociopath socialist POS.

  • Russell Wyant

    August 5, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Citizen Investigative Journalists like Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson, Alex Jones and all the Infowarriors and Patriots are WINNING!!!🤣🏆👊💥🇺🇸🦅… while compromised deception media becomes less relevant by the day, thank God for Trump and the Great Awakening! Can’t believe so many allowed their TVs to define reality for them and now left in a state of cognitive dissonance and Trump derrangement syndrome🤪

  • Christopher Lucy

    August 6, 2019 at 5:47 am

    When will The Democraps disown SOCIALISMS FAILURES AND BLOODY THIRSTY LEGACY!!

  • Jpindamix

    August 6, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Um she Jewish so the whole white nationalist thing is kind of misleading. And the reasons for her deplatforming were early and not nearly as provacative as many others with larger followings the only difference was her political views were not in line with the left

  • Lenny

    August 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    What a hate filled piece of trash this reporter is. We need more people like Laura Loomer to stand up and speak the truth.

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