‘Next Ronald Reagan’ to stun super liberal?
As a former Secret Service agent who was tasked with protecting President Obama and President George W. Bush, Dan Bongino saw things most people never see in Washington.
“I am so fed up with insider politics, games and insulated lifestyles and political celebrities,” Bongino told WND. “You know there’s that saying: If you don’t decide to change it, you are destined to be ruled by people lesser than yourself. I was very upset at the direction in which the country was going. And I felt that it was time for action.”
So Bongino quit his lucrative job to run as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate against Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin, who is ranked as the third most liberal Senate Democrat. He’s been endorsed by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other leading conservatives.
“I wanted skin in the game, so I decided I was going to shake it up,” Bongino said. “I took a huge risk. I resigned, and I left everything. I’m not rich. I didn’t win the lottery. I’m just a middle-class American.”
He’s also a former NYPD officer with master’s degrees in business and psychology, and he now owns a small Web-design business with his wife, Paula, a naturalized citizen from Colombia.