Earlier this week, Florida Senate candidate Adam Hasner held a conference call for conservative bloggers and media outlets.
Adam talked at length about his conservative principles and what motivated him to run for the United States Senate, stating that "2010 was only the beginning...not enough has changed in D.C." Drawing a distinction from the rest of the field, saying that Florida "doesn't just need someone who's electable," but instead "someone who will stand firm on principle."
Kevin Derby with Sunshine State News had a great write up:
Former state House Majority Leader Adam Hasner, now running in a crowded Republican primary to see who will emerge to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012, looked to highlight his right-of-center credentials as he reached out to conservative bloggers and media on Wednesday.
“My focus remains on the fact that our country is headed in the wrong direction,” said Hasner, who insisted he is a “proven fighter” who has stood for conservative values in the Florida House and on the campaign trail.
While trailing in the Republican primary polls to GOP rivals U.S. Rep. Connie Mack and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, Hasner insisted that his campaign is in good shape, pointing to solid fundraising in the third quarter, winning a straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference event in Orlando in September, and endorsements at the state and national level...
“We don’t need more Washington insiders in Washington to solve the problems,” Hasner said.
Asked by Sunshine State News about a former high-ranking lawmaker positioning himself as an outsider in the race, Hasner said conservatives should back him instead of McCallister and Miller -- neither of whom has held office though they both ran in Republican primaries in 2010. Hasner insisted that he took on the Republican establishment during his years in the House leadership -- something he said would help him in Washington as, he maintained, both Republicans and Democrats are to blame for the problems plaguing the nation...
Here's Frank Torres' take:
I’ve always thought the GOP primary to take on Bill Nelson next year, has been a two candidate race.
Former State Representative and Majority Leader Adam Hasner is one of those candidates.
He’s got the energy, the passion, and the votes of a lot of younger Republicans in the state. When he took the stage at CPAC Florida he got the crowd exited and he didn’t just win the straw poll, he marched into the Orange County Convention Center and took it...
Frank also posted a recording of the call:
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