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And out of the campaign trail in an upset victory my next guest B twelve term congressman.
Cliff Stearns in Florida's Republican primary last week he just received the endorsement -- governor -- paella.
Joining us now -- Florida Republican.
Congressional candidate -- your -- and -- good to have you with -- and I guess I should.
In our our -- applauded -- because people may not know you are large animal veterinarian.
And I -- fashion person -- say congratulations and secondly let me let me -- -- how in the world with -- as the man who likes animals myself my -- for -- does.
How could you give up veterinary practice for policy.
You know it's funny 'cause on -- campaign -- a lot of people ask me that they said.
You know you're leaving a noble profession as a as a veterinarian -- some thought highly of and then you're going to congress has got about a 9% approval rating and -- You know if you're gonna start somewhere it's always best start at the bottom worker way out well.
-- be the -- that that you're not talked with Stearns.
What does that say in your judgment interpret your win and your prospects for us.
Real -- if you would.
While I think what that says it's the message every sounded on the campaign -- our message was we have enough then.
You know the people that we talked to on a daily basis for the last 34 years they kept saying you know the per politicians -- the one that.
Are the ones that led us here they failed to prevent -- neither was acceptable.
-- and we realize that the only way you're gonna change Washington is by changing the type of people that are up there and I plan to be that -- well.
You know and that's and that is a noble aspiration and I I think your constituents -- offering that is -- I pledged.
-- -- how important Sarah Palin's endorsement is to you and what kind of support you feel you have.
Going into this and to the general election.
I think governor Palin's endorsement we're number one were to super excited about it I think it's going to be real important it brings a certain based -- our campaign.
And you know she changed the face of politics showing that you know the soccer mom.
Can become -- governor that can become a vice presidential nominee and you know.
I think it's time where the regular people are standing up and -- -- certain -- as is common as they come.
In fact we got an endorsement from Johnny van Zandt -- -- -- had the song simple you have.
-- I don't know if that's a good thing but anyways I feel real good about her endorsement.
While when you say a simple man.
Veterinarian is everybody watching no injured if you can't be true simple.
To be -- about -- Practicing had to get -- of errors scroll.
What do you think you're going to bring to congress should you win.
That any other candidate would not.
Well I think what will -- as a business owner and is of that mayor and I have a different perspective I think than a career politician and I'm like the entrenched politician I've been in the trenches on a daily basis for the last thirty years.
And you know like too many Americans we've been on the receiving end of the rules -- regulations and mandates.
That are killing business those and I've been fortunate that -- been both the employer and the employee.
And you know I remember how feels assigned both sides of -- paycheck and I think a lot of them forget that up there.
So that's what I plan to bring up there -- -- -- we appreciate your being with this return gradually learn and wish -- the best.
I I appreciate the opportunity beer been a big fan -- -- for a long time thank you very much -- yes sir.