Former state Rep. Paige Kreegel (R) formally launched his primary campaign Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
“From ObamaCare to Washington’s out-of-control spending to the breaches of national security, the issues facing our country are serious matters that deserves serious, sober representation,” Kreegel said in a statement from his campaign, as quoted by the Times. “Southwest Florida should expect a Congressman who can lead, a Congressman without distractions, a Congressman they can trust.”
A super PAC, Values are Vital, already raised over $1 million to bolster a Radel challenger. The group was angling for Kreegel, whose 2012 run against Radel was unsuccessful, to run.