'Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle' ... Byron Donalds of Naples, seeks GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat

Local airports, congressional politics and extreme sailing in the summer Olympics are in the spotlight for this week’s "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle’’ program airing Sunday morning at 10 on ABC7.

Guests: Collier County Airports Director Chris Curry, who discusses problems with his bosses, Collier County commissioners, at Immoalee Regional Airport; Byron Donalds of Naples, seeking the GOP nomination for the U.S. House seat now held by Connie Mack IV; and Naples’ Trevor Moore, who will compete in high-speed, two-man sailing in the Olympics.

Highlights of this and past shows are at naplesnews.com/newsmakers.

Here are excerpts:


NewsMakers: Byron Donalds

He seeks GOP nomination for U.S. House.

Byron Donalds

Lytle: There are a number of candidates in this race ... a huge field, and some of them are relative strangers. It’s sort of like strangers are saying, "Send me to Washington to represent you."

Donalds: Right.

Lytle: But this seems to be the year for that, when the status quo has let us down.

Donalds: Well the status quo led us to the $15.3 trillion in debt. The status quo has led us to $80 trillion in underfunded liabilities.

What I tell voters when they meet me for the time is this: If you always do what you have always done, you will always be where you have always been. You’ve never done me before. You’ve never voted for me before. I believe that the way we get ourselves in order ... I believe we get things accomplished in America is you have to have clear vision.

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