Florida GOP Congressional Candidate Caught on Microphone Threatening to Kill Rival Candidate, Paulina Luna

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 17, 2021 | Sundance | 183 Comments

I am really interested in the opinion of this story from readers who remember the era, tactics and strategies of former GOP consultant ¹Lee Atwater.  I cannot read this bizarre and unstable story without thinking about the stuff Atwater used to do….

The Tampa Bay, Florida, area congressional seat currently occupied by Charlie Crist is going to be vacant as Crist runs for Florida Governor in 2022 against republican Ron DeSantis.

As a result there are many people lining up to run for the Tampa area congressional district.  One of the leading republican candidates is Paulina Luna who lost to Crist in 2020 (local election ballot fraud not withstanding).

However, a story in Politico today outlines a lower-tier GOP candidate threatening to kill Paulina Luna if it looks like she will win the primary.  The entire story is beyond weird, including how and why someone would have begun recording the conversation in the first place; then the goofy story is delivered to lefty Politico exclusively (ergo very Atwater-esque).

MIAMI — A little-known GOP candidate in one of Florida’s most competitive congressional seats was secretly recorded threatening to send “a Russian and Ukrainian hit squad” to a fellow Republican opponent to make her “disappear.”

During a 30-minute call with a conservative activist that was recorded before he became a candidate, William Braddock repeatedly warned the activist to not support GOP candidate Anna Paulina Luna in the Republican primary for a Tampa Bay-area congressional seatbecause he had access to assassins. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), who is running for governor.

[…] “I really don’t want to have to end anybody’s life for the good of the people of the United States of America,” Braddock said at one point in the conversation last week, according to the recording exclusively obtained by POLITICO. “That will break my heart. But if it needs to be done, it needs to be done. Luna is a f—ing speed bump in the road. She’s a dead squirrel you run over every day when you leave the neighborhood.”  (read more)

Here’s the full audio:

¹Do you remember who the #1 understudy of Lee Atwater was?….

Karl Rove

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