Former WWE NXT referee Drake Wuertz lost a Republican primary election on August 23.
Wuertz ran for election to the Florida House of Representatives to represent District 38, but ultimately came up short. David Smith won with 71.2% of votes (9702 in total), with Wuertz’ 2667 votes making up 19.6% of the final count.
David Smith is now on the ballot for the general election on November 8.
Wuertz was released by WWE in May 2021 after causing a lot of controversy with his political views and being involved in several backstage incidents.
Wuertz had announced his candidacy that August, noting the following at the time on Instagram:
The land we love has changed in recent years. We’ve seen our liberties and rights be stripped away at the quake of others fears. We’ve been told that it’s selfish to defend our God-given Rights. We’ve seen leaders become sheep, and men become lions. We’ve seen Florida rise to lead a Nation. Our way of life that we hold so dearly is now at risk of being overtaken by the Marxist left.
As a Christian, a family man, and a community leader I’m answering the call to rise up and defend our great state while representing the hard working constituents of District 30.
God has put us here for such a time as this
As a MAGA Republican and a bold conservative I’ll be the warrior our state needs to push back against the radical left. Together we’ll fight to prevent medical tyranny, expand school choice, protect our 2nd Amendment rights, and ensure election integrity.
However the most vulnerable in our state are the 74,000+ baby Floridians that are being murdered every year in the barbaric act of abortion.
As the first Abolitionist candidate in Florida, I will file legislation to Abolish (not regulate) the murder of preborn children and make Florida the first abortion-free state in our Nation.
To support our campaign, donate, and find out more about our platform, please visit www.votedrake.com
Keep Florida Great!
#votedrake #uncanceled #abolishabortion #maga #keepfloridagreat #schoolchoice #conservative #2022 #patriotsrise
As of writing, Wuertz has not commented on the results of the August 23 election.
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