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This election gives us all an opportunity for real change, your vote matters more than ever. I believe in a country where individuals cast their votes towards the person best suited for the job, and my hope is that I can be that candidate for you and your families.

My name is Phil Ehr, I am a loving husband, a proud father, and a faithful Christian.

I am a Navy veteran, who rose from an enlisted seaman to Commander during a 26-year active duty career. During my time in the Navy I learned all about what it means to be…


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U.S. Congressional candidate challenging Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in Florida’s 1st District, retired Navy Commander Phil Ehr, is challenging Gaetz to a series of debates.

Florida’s 1st district has not held a debate for the congressional seat in decades due to the hold Republicans had within this district until now. According to recent polling done by Lake Research Partners, Congressman Matt Gaetz is in a vulnerable position. The data shows that Gaetz has made himself extremely unpopular showing weakness, especially among unaffiliated voters who will likely determine this election.

“Floridians deserve to hear from Matt Gaetz about why he thinks…


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Many Republicans are now seeing that it is more important to focus on the needs of our country and its citizens versus focusing on aligning with a Party that no longer holds the values it once possessed.

As the Constitution was agreed in 1787, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” He answered, “A republic madam, if you can keep it.” …


To: Interested Parties

From: Lake Research Partners

Date: August 5, 2020

Re: New Poll Shows Gaetz in Trouble in His Own Backyard

A recent survey of likely voters in Florida’s 1st Congressional District reveals Congressman Matt Gaetz in a vulnerable position, with voters expressing a clear appetite for a change in representation.[1] Gaetz’s job performance and re-elect ratings show weakness, especially among unaffiliated voters who will by and large determine the outcome of this election. …

Phil Ehr

Commander, US Navy (Ret.) | Democratic nominee challenging Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District

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