Former Home Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Erick Aguilar in CD 4
A lightning rod target for environmentalists in the former president donald trumpit is the administration announced that he and his political action committee are backing a businessman and a Navy veteran Eric Aguilar as Aguilar seeks the Republican nomination in the 4th Congressional District.
“The Democrats’ extreme agenda is spiraling out of control, and it’s up to candidates like Erick to take back our country, flip the House, and save America,” the former interior secretary said. ryan zinke in a statement for CAP SEAL. “Erick and I share the same belief that America’s best days are yet to come – we just need proven veteran leaders to lead this charge, which is why SEAL PAC and I are backing Erick for Congress.”
Zinke, before heading the Department of the Interior, was a Navy Seal and served in Congress. Zinke himself is running for Montana’s 1st congressional district this year. The goal of the PAC is to elect veteran conservatives to Congress.
“It is a true honor to receive the SEAL PAC endorsement,” Aguilar said in a statement.
“Like Ryan and others, I cannot sit idly by and leave our government unchecked by radical Democrats. Over 20 years ago, I took an oath to serve, protect and defend the States Constitution States when I joined the United States Navy. The struggle for freedom never ends and this call to servant leadership is needed more than ever. I look forward to working with my brothers and sisters in arms over the next few months to reclaim our country and save America!
Zinke left the Trump administration suspected of misconduct in the performance of his dutiesprecisely that he “abused his position to advance a development project in his hometown of Montana and did not disclose details of his involvement when questioned by ethics officials,” charges detailed in a Report of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior in February.
Aguilar was the first Republican candidate to declare for the CD 4 race along the new lines agreed by the Legislature and Government. Ron DeSantis. He had previously filed a lawsuit challenging the outgoing U.S. Representative. John Rutherford for the Party nomination, which he did in 2020 as well.
In this race, Aguilar won 19.8% of the vote, compared to 80.2% for Rutherford.
Rutherford, meanwhile, filed in Florida’s newly drawn 5th congressional district. Joining Aguilar in seeking the CD 4 GOP nomination under the new lines is State Representative Jason Fischer.