J.C. Watts Backs deFaria to Challenge Wasserman Schultz
Former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts of Oklahoma has been busy in recent months as one of the leading advocates for Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid and, on Monday, he continued his endorsements, announcing that he was backing businessman Ozzie deFaria for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., best known nationally for leading the Democratic National Committee.
“Ozzie deFaria and I share a common set of values, deeply held beliefs, and a commitment to combating the decay that is plaguing America,” Watts said. “Ozzie will be the type of conservative leader we need in Congress. After getting to know Ozzie through our mutual friend, Pastor Larry Thompson of First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale, I am certain that Ozzie will be a leader on both the economic and social issues confronting our country and I fully support his candidacy for the United States Congress. I am convinced that he is a strong business leader with high moral character, and I encourage conservatives nationwide to rally behind his candidacy. "
"I am honored to have the support of former Congressman J.C. Watts,” deFaria said. “He is a longtime and well-respected leader in the conservative movement. Very few people can express and represent American ideals and conservative principles as well as Congressman Watts. I have been fortunate to have his counsel during this race and I look forward to working with him well into the future."