WASHINGTON – Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) President Mike Shields issued the following statement in response to tonight’s election results in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. CLF spent over $3.5 million in independent expenditures in the FL-18 race on TV advertising, online advertising, mail and GOTV efforts.

“Floridians are sending a hero to Congress with the election of Brian Mast, and Congressional Leadership Fund couldn’t be more proud to have backed him in the journey. This race came down to contrasts of sacrifice, service and solutions-oriented leadership, and Brian Mast is a champion on all fronts. Congress has a lot to learn from Brian. Whether its water issues, Obamacare failures or economic development, Brian understands the solutions Floridians need. After years of liberal representation, Floridians can look forward to Brian’s center-right leadership in Congress.”

In 2016, Congressional Leadership Fund and its sister-organization American Action Network spent a combined nearly $48 Million on independent expenditures in U.S. House races.

Founded in 2011, Congressional Leadership Fund is the super PAC endorsed by House Republican Leadership and dedicated exclusively to preserving and expanding the Republican Majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. CLF is an independent-expenditure super PAC that operates independently of any federal candidate or officeholder.