Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent for President Obama, says that with only days until the election, he and his team have done all they can to win Maryland’s Sixth District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and he believes he could be “on the verge of a huge upset.”
“I can comfortably tell you right now there is nothing we could have done to work harder,” Bongino said. “I just got back yesterday from Montgomery County, in the pouring rain. It was 40 degrees. I’m sick as a dog right now, and I’m driving in the western Maryland mountains, getting ready to wash, rinse and repeat, so there’s no more effort we could have given.”
Bongino said if elected, he will make the federal government’s tax-and-spend policies his No. 1 issue.
“Our economy is being suffocated right now by a government that absolutely thinks it can spend your money better than you can,” he said.
In his 2013 New York Times bestselling book “Life Inside the Bubble,” Bongino wrote about the failure of the massive federal bureaucracy to effectively deal with problems.
He said the government needs to adopt the policies that have allowed corporations and small businesses to become more efficient. Don’t worry about hurting some constituents, he says – all constituents are being hurt, because the federal government is going bankrupt.
“If we don’t start to de-layer this layered bureaucracy, you’re going to see a government, sooner or later, that’s not going to be accountable for anything,” he said.
Incumbent Democrat Rep. John Delaney won the district by 21 points two years ago, but Bongino said he’s hopeful heading into the final few days.
“You know, everybody expected we’d put up a tough fight, but I don’t think at this point in the race, they thought we would be on the verge of a huge upset, which we are,” Bongino said.
He said donations are still flowing in and volunteers are still signing up to help the campaign.
By Paul Bremmer
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