Meet John Quiñones (R-FL9)
posted at 4:53 pm on June 19, 2012 by Jorge Bonilla
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with former Florida House member and current Chair of the Osceola County Board of Commissioners John Quiñones, the most prominent of the GOP field of candidates vying to face former Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Occupy) for the right to represent the citizens of the newly-created Ninth Congressional District of Florida in Congress.
I looked at the dynamics of the race back in April, after Quiñones announced. After engaging Quiñones on a variety of issues, I stand by my analysis, which is that this is an eminently winnable race.
The full interview is available here. If you can’t spare the seven-and-a-half minutes, then definitely watch Quiñones’ take on ObamaCare, Congressional oversight, and the Separation of Powers.
The response was particularly prescient, given that the interview was recorded the day before President Obama announced his “Executive DREAM Act”. I respectfully submit that Quiñones represents a welcome change from the runaway regulatory adventurism that has been the hallmark of this Administration, which Alan Grayson gleefully rubberstamped while in Congress.
The institutional Left likes to harp on race (as do their media proxies). Quiñones’ entry into the race denies Grayson an opportunity to campaign on racial grievance or any other of his sundry sideshows, forcing a clear contrast both on the issues, and on his record.
As I stated in April, the election could well turn on this race. Beyond that, I have little else to say to conservatives who cringe at the mere thought of an Alan Grayson return to Congress, except: you know the drill.
Crossposted at El Tercer Riel (The Third Rail).