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Florida Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer, who is reportedly ahead in her bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel, took to social media on Tuesday to announce that Xfinity-Comcast has banned her from sending texts and emails to supporters.
“In an incredible turn of events,” she began, the company “just banned my campaign from sending out fundraising emails and text messages.
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“Comcast here in Palm Beach County is one of the only internet services providers, and sometimes the only one that you have available, and as the Republican frontrunner in my congressional race, I have now been banned,” the 27-year-old former undercover journalist added.
Loomer said that the company blocked her messages “because they contained ‘dangerous content.’”
“And not only that, there are tweets online of Comcast publicly thanking my Democrat opponent, so there’s clearly a tie to Comcast and my opponent,” she continued, adding that Frankel “is one of only 31 members of Congress who owns Comcast stock.”
Accusing the company of “blatant election interference,” Loomer noted further that “the censorship of conservatives has moved from the big tech social media companies to the internet service providers and communications companies.”
“What is happening to me is probably going to start happening to other conservative candidates and other conservatives in general,” she said, adding that the GOP primary is a week away.
“This definitely isn’t a coincidence,” Loomer — who is running to represent the state’s 21st congressional district, where President Donald Trump’s primary residence is located — adds.
The political newcomer added an explanatory video to her YouTube channel, where she shows blocked messages on her cell phone.
In June, the Loomer campaign released internal polling showing her 9 points ahead of Frankel, The Floridian reported, noting that the National Republican Congressional Committee, at the time, was not supportive of her candidacy.
Loomer has managed to dramatically out-fundraise her GOP opponents, and in the first quarter of this year, she out-raised Frankel two-and-a-half to one.
On Monday, former Trump adviser and long-time associate Roger Stone, along with Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), endorsed Loomer at an event hosted by the Palm Beach Republican Party in Florida in recent days, The Hill reported.
In a statement to the outlet, Loomer was confident in her primary chances.
“I’m going to win,” she said, adding that her victory will be the “first time a deplatformed candidate will get a party nomination.”
Frankel won the district in 2016 with 60 percent of the vote, and in 2018 she ran unopposed.
The Xfinity-Comcast ban is not the first one Loomer has experienced. She has been banned from Uber, Twitter, PayPal, and GoFundMe for alleged anti-Muslim statements, though others like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) have made remarks some consider to be anti-Semitic in the past.
“Isn’t it ironic how the twitter moment used to celebrate ‘women, LGBTQ, and minorities’ is a picture of Ilhan Omar?” Loomer, who is Jewish, tweeted in 2018 before the platform banned her.
“Ilhan is pro Sharia Ilhan is pro-FGM Under Sharia, homosexuals are oppressed & killed. Women are abused & forced to wear the hijab. Ilhan is anti Jewish.”
In protest, Loomer handcuffed herself to Twitter’s headquarters in New York to protest the ban. The social media company declined to prosecute her, however.
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