Florida State Rep. Byron Donalds, who calls himself a “proud conservative,” said on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that he is running for Congress to show that “conservatism is a home for all Americans, no matter where you come from, no matter how you grew up.”
Donalds, who is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., and has lived in Naples, Fla., since 2003, announced his candidacy for Florida’s 19th congressional district in a campaign video on Monday.
“I am everything the fake news media tells you doesn’t exist. A strong, Trump-supporting, gun-owning, liberty-loving, pro-life, politically incorrect black man,” he says in the video.
Donalds became the eighth Republican candidate to officially file to replace outgoing congressman Francis Rooney in southwest Florida, according to Fox 4.