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Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid

Matt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid
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Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGiuliani has discussed possible pardon with Trump: report Hannity urges Trump to pardon himself Gaetz: Trump 'should pardon everyone' including himself to quash liberal 'bloodlust' MORE (R-Fla.) and former Trump adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneFlynn spurs questions of who Trump might pardon next OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn MORE have endorsed Laura Loomer, a far-right activist who has been the subject of controversy in the past for making a string of anti-Muslim remarks online, in her 2020 congressional bid to unseat Rep. Lois FrankelLois Jane FrankelFrankel defeats Loomer in Florida House race Live updates: Democrats seek to extend House advantage Shakespeare Theatre Company goes virtual for 'Will on the Hill...or Won't They?' MORE (D-Fla.).

Stone and Gaetz endorsed Loomer, who has been booted from multiple social media platforms in recent years, at an event hosted by the Palm Beach Republican Party in Florida over the weekend.

Gaetz is one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE's most vocal supporters in the House, and Stone is the president's longtime confidant who was convicted of charges connected to former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting MORE's Russia probe and saw his prison sentence commuted by the president last month.

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In a statement to The Hill on Monday, Loomer, who The Palm Beach Post reports is one of six candidates expected to face off in a Republican primary in Florida's 21st District later this month, expressed confidence about her campaign’s chances.

“I’m going to win,” she said, claiming her victory will mark the “first time a deplatformed candidate will get a party nomination.”

If Loomer does make it past the coming primary, she is expected to face a tough path to defeating Frankel in the left-leaning district.

Frankel won reelection in 2016 with more than 60 percent of the vote. In 2018, she ran unopposed.

Loomer has been booted from a number of social media and other technology platforms in recent years after making online anti-Muslim comments. In 2017, she was banned from Uber after she tweeted that “someone needs to create a non Islamic form of @uber or @lyft” and she has also been banned from platforms such as TwitterPayPal and GoFundMe.

“Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate ‘women, LGBTQ, and minorities’ is a picture of Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarMeet the three Democrats who could lead foreign affairs in the House Biden Cabinet picks largely unify Democrats — so far GOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' MORE?" Loomer tweeted in 2018 before being banned from Twitter, referring to the Democratic Minnesota congresswoman. "Ilhan is pro Sharia Ilhan is pro-FGM Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed & killed. Women are abused & forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti Jewish."

—Updated at 7:34 p.m.