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Republican Joe Budd seeks to oust new Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

by George Bennett | April 24th, 2010



Joe Budd, the Boca Raton financial planner who narrowly lost a Feb. 2 special GOP primary in congressional District 19, said Friday he’s running again for the heavily Democratic seat.

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, won the seat in an April 13 special election with 62.1 percent against Republican Ed Lynch and no-party candidate Jim McCormick. Lynch was the GOP nominee after edging Budd by less than 1 percent in a three-candidate primary.



The period for congressional candidates to pay filing fees and submit necessary paperwork to qualify for the 2010 ballot is next week, from noon Monday to noon Friday.

Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 2-to-1 in the district and Barack Obama got 65 percent there in 2008. Budd will argue to Democratic voters that their “loyalty to the party has been taken advantage of.”

Read Budd’s complete candidate statement after the jump…..

Statement by Republican congressional District 19 candidate Joe Budd:

Our country is staring down some of the greatest threats, both domestic and foreign, that have ever faced this nation. We are in the midst of a troubled economy plagued by high unemployment, a continuing housing crisis and unsustainable national debt levels! We face threats from a foreign enemy of radicals hell bent on destroying our way of life and that of our ally Israel. These issues threaten the opportunity for future generations to enjoy the same prosperity, safety and freedoms past generations have fought so hard to preserve.

We need leaders in Washington who won’t blink in the face of these threats. Fiscal conservatives who will face the economic issues with an honest evaluation and then have the guts to make the right changes. Strong leaders who will identify and confront our enemies while standing firmly with our friends. Principled leaders who can be trusted to do what is best for their constituents and not what is best for themselves or the party they are affiliated with.

Some may say that I lack experience. I say they’re right! I have no experience in playing partisan politics. I have no experience being owned by big business or special interest groups. I operate a business where unlike the government I cannot spend more than I take in. Therefore, I balance my checkbook weekly. Like other small business owners who have experienced the ups and downs of economic cycles, we do not rely on bailouts. In the face of problems, my experience is the same as yours and every other generation of Americans throughout our history, we roll up our sleeves and we work tirelessly, we sacrifice and we overcome. We did not grow up in the age of entitlement.

The progressive movement is endangering the future of our children and grandchildren and must be stopped. District 19 is overwhelmingly democrat and your loyalty to the party has been taken advantage of. Look no further than the election of President Obama. This district voted for Hillary Clinton 2 to 1 in the 2008 primary yet the voters were betrayed by Robert Wexler who had made an early endorsement of Barack Obama. I spoke with Ted Deutch several times during the special election primary and he’s a nice guy, but he has publicly stated that he fully supports the policies of our President. Unfortunately, those policies are bad for America and have led to a deterioration of our relations with Israel, high unemployment, bigger government, record deficits and cuts to your medicare benefits. Our freedoms are at stake as our government continues to exert more control.

It is for these reasons that I have decided to run for United States Congress and ask that you will allow me the opportunity to serve District 19. I promise to serve you the only way I know how, with the honor and integrity that every American deserves. God Bless!

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9 Responses to “Republican Joe Budd seeks to oust new Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch”

  1. waste of time Says:

    how can i guy who couldnt beat ed lynch gonna beat ted deutch? he is gonna get destroyed. im a REPUBLICAN and i wont vote for him.

  2. 1% Says:

    Hey “waste of time” – He’ll probably do about as well against Deutch as Lynch did. He lost the primary to Lynch by less than 1%, even though Lynch has been running for three years and Budd filed in what, November? Just because it’s a democrat-leaning district doesn’t mean Deutch should never have an opponent.

    I hope Lynch stays out of the race and takes care of his business & personal financial problems.

    God speed, Joe Budd.

  3. JB Says:

    I got your back Ted

  4. Don't Drink the Cool Aid Says:

    After Deutch shows just how big a progressive he is, the honeymoon will be over. Deutch is a rubber stamp for Obama, which will work against him especially when Obama keeps digging a new grave for Israel. You’ll see, the people that voted for Deutch will wake up and smell the communism, hopefully sooner than later.

  5. Gary Says:

    The Republicans should recruit Irv Slosberg to run against Deutch. He was a Republican before so maybe he can switch parties and run for the House seat he truly covets — in Washington not Tallahassee. LET IRV SERVE

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  7. Ed Fulop Says:

    Thank you for standing up to serve, Joe!

  8. Jayne Says:

    Joe Budd should read more – negotiations for peace talks are back on track. President Obama cares about Israel and has done the right thing.

    Ted Deutch is going to be a great Congressman and he is owned by no one – he will represent his constituents with honor and dignity.

    I’m getting really tired of Republican candidates & representatives (representatives of who? CORPORATIONS!) pretending that they give a damn about Seniors & their Medicare – they never have and never will! They are the party that wants to do away with Medicare. The bill that was past will keep all necessary services. It will cut waste and fraud. If we didn’t address that now Medicare was going broke in a few years and no one would have it! Let’s try and be honest with the people for once! I heard during the Primary that Joe Budd was a nice guy and he says Ted is a nice guy – Joe, if you read this, please be honorable and stop telling lies about the health care bill. If you are the person your supporters claim you are, you will.

  9. Karen Says:

    Jayne- you are “stuck on stupid” and you know the saying, “you can’t fix stupid”? It was made for people like you. How do you know what the president cares about? The dems have been hijacked by the progressive liars. Wake up!

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