Shark Tank blogger Javier Manjarres is running for U.S. Congress. In a press release, Manjarres announced his bid for the Congressional seat currently held by Democrat backbencher Ted Deutch.

Here’s the Manjarres press release:

Conservative journalist and political consultant Javier Manjarres has announced that he will challenge liberal Democratic Rep. Ted “Crocodile Tears” Deutch in Florida’s 22nd congressional district during the 2018 midterm election cycle.

The son of working class Colombian immigrants believes that this country has “reached a major crossroads” and that, collectively as a nation, Americans “can either choose the path of greater government accountability, economic prosperity and freedom,” or they can “continue along the path of failure the last presidential administration and the corrupt political establishment has plagued” them with.

“The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a reminder that shameful extremists like Deutch will go as far as to lie in their ongoing efforts of exploiting victims of the shooting for political expediency and gain. He has offered Americans nothing more than failed leadership and ideological policies.” said Manjarres.

“With my size 11 Ariat boots firmly affixed, I enter this race with the intention of stomping out the un-American foreign and domestic policies that my opponent “Terrified Ted” Deutch continues to support. I am going to eat his lunch and feed him his votes.” -Javi Manjarres

Below is the announcement Javi messaged supporters:

Hi, I’m Javier Manjarres, and after speaking to friends and loved ones, not to mention giving this a lot of thought and prayer.

Today, I am announcing that I’m running for U.S. Congress in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District.

Look, my story is no different than yours and that of millions of other Americans. 

I am the proud son of two American parents who immigrated from Colombia to our country with the same dream that many others have- to make a better life for themselves and for their children.

My mom was a school teacher and my dad served in the army during the Vietnam War era. He later went on to work as a car salesman and ultimately became a supermarket manager.

And like most middle class American families, my family has had our fair share of financial and personal struggles. 

Trust me when I tell you that we are no different than most families.

The struggles we endured instilled in me a strong work ethic and the confidence to venture out on my own and fulfill my American Dream to own a small business. 

But that American Dream that we strive to obtain is under assault.

We have reached a major crossroads in our nation’s history- we can either choose the path of greater government accountability, economic prosperity and freedom, OR we can continue along the path of failure, caused by the corrupt political establishment in Washington D.C. 

The opposition that we face in this race supports misguided and un-American foreign and domestic policies that have left us exposed to greater dangers both at home and abroad.

From aggressively pushing legislation that raises our taxes and tramples over our constitutional rights, to voting for a disastrous and disruptive healthcare law, and finally, their shameless exploitation of a tragic high school shooting for political gain— THAT is what we are up against. 

That’s what they stand for.

My family and friends clearly understand what we’re up against we expect that my opponent, his surrogates and accomplices will sink to great depths to impugn my reputation to distract from his record of failure.

This is what we can expect from extremists who cannot effectively defend their failed ideology and policies

As your congressional representative, I’m pledging to provide leadership, accountability and transparency. I will work tirelessly to bring an end to the waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption that is rampant throughout Washington D.C.

But I can’t do this alone. 

I need your help to spread the word about our campaign. 

I need your support.

I need your donation.

And I need your vote. 

As law abiding Americans, we have the obligation to protect and defend every single word of the document that has afforded us the rights and freedoms that we hold dear to our hearts. 

Our Constitution.

Thank you. May God Bless you and may God bless our United States of America.”

Please visit our website votejavi.com to learn more about the many ways you can support our campaign for Congress.