(Washington) - Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Rocky River) is likely to face a primary challenge in 2022 from a former Trump White House aide.
Politico is reporting that former Trump White House aide Max Miller has purchased a house in Rocky River, and has been talking with Republican party leaders and financial donors about challenging Rep. Gonzalez as he runs for a third term.
Gonzalez, whose district stretches from the western suburbs of Cleveland down to south of Wooster, is one of the Republicans in the House who voted for impeachment of the former president. Since then, Gonzalez has faced a lot of criticism from party leaders. The Medina County Republican Party has censured the congressman, and the Strongsville GOP has called on him to resign.
Gonzalez, who was a star football player for Ohio State, and played five seasons in the NFL, later started a technology company, and moved back to his native Northeast Ohio. He ran for the 16th District Congressional seat when Rep. Jim Renacci gave up the seat to unsuccessfully run for the U.S. Senate.
(Photo courtesy Rep. Gonzalez's office)
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