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Richard Goble tells voters to ‘bring back representation’ in campaign for Florida’s 7th Congressional District

Bye bye, toll roads.

Republican congressional candidate Richard Goble released a series of four short video advertisements exploring his positions on infrastructure, rights, veterans and recalling his background, for his campaign in Florida’s 7th Congressional District.

Goble’s four video ads all circle back to one theme, bringing representation back to CD 7, which covers Seminole County and parts of northern, eastern, and central Orange County.

In the videos, Goble expresses his desire to improve SunRail, bring infrastructure money to Central Florida, eliminate tolls, fight for the First and Second Amendments, support anti-abortion policies, support veterans, and encourage capital investment.

“Let’s make Central Florida great again,” he closes.

Goble, a financier from Longwood, is facing businessman Yukong Zhao of Orlando and Dr. Leo Valentin of Orlando in the August 18 Republican primary for CD 7, which represents Seminole County and parts of northern, central, and eastern Orange County.

The winner would face two-term Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park in the November general election.

The four videos, ranging in length from 29 seconds to 48 seconds, all are simply produced, with Goble standing in front of a backdrop speaking, with occasional cuts to graphics, images and video footage.

“If I’m elected to Congress I will work hard to defend the U.S. Constitution, which gives freedoms such as free speech, the right to protect ourselves in the Second Amendment, and also the rights of all life, including that of the unborn,” is his message in one.

“We have an infrastructure problem here in Central Florida,” he says in another. “If I’m elected to Washington D.C., I’ll work hard to improve our roads; improve the SunRail, which seems to hold up traffic and doesn’t have a lot of use; and also find a way to get rid of those tolls that litter our roads throughout our district.”

“I know what it’s like, as the son of a veteran, the sacrifices our great veterans make,” he says in another. “I will work hard to bring better representation to Washington D.C., better medical benefits, education, job opportunities. And should a veteran come back and wants access to capital markets to start their own business, I’ll work hard to make sure that’s available to them as well.”

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Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at

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