With the GOP hoping to take down freshman U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., in November, Republican hopeful Scott Sturgill, a businessman, reeled in the support of an activist group backing President Donald Trump.

Boots on the Ground Bikers for Trump threw their support behind Sturgill on Tuesday, a week before his primary against attorney Vennia Francois and state Rep. Mike Miller, R-Orlando.

President of Boots on the Ground Bikers for Trump George Colella praised Sturgill as “a strong supporter of the president, our Constitution and especially the Second Amendment.”

The Sturgill campaign also noted their candidate’s support of Trump and his policies.

“Sturgill has been vocal about his support for President Trump throughout the campaign, highlighting that business experience is a key asset when approaching our nation’s problems,” the candidate’s team noted before showcasing other endorsements, including one from a top Trump advisor. “Sturgill has received many notable endorsements along the campaign trail including endorsements from Roger Stone, political advisor to President Trump, Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma, former Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary, former Congresswoman Sandy Adams, and organizational endorsements from the Central Florida Police Benevolent Association and the Gun Owners of America.”

Back in 2016, Murphy pulled off an upset when she defeated longtime U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., who had served almost a quarter of a century in Congress. Murphy is a top Republican target in November and is generally considered to be the most vulnerable Democrat in the Florida delegation in the U.S. House.


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