Aguilar ran for the GOP nomination in CD 4 two years ago, but didn’t find much success.
He wasn’t the first candidate announced for Florida’s 4th Congressional District, but when Fernandina Beach Sen. Aaron Bean decided to pull that trigger, the campaign arguably became his to lose.
The outgoing President Pro Tempore of the Senate, known as gregarious and charismatic, could expect to have the backing of the state and national Republican establishment.
“Our nation is at a crossroads, being ripped apart at the seams by a liberal agenda that stifles economic growth and seeks to silence family values,” Bean said when kicking off his campaign. “We’re enduring rising inflation, gas prices that are crippling hardworking Americans, unprotected borders, a loss of respect for law and order, and constant federal overreach by a government attempting to tell us that they know what is best.