Karen Giorno endorses Fred Costello for Congress


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(Daytona Beach, Florida)- Karen Giorno, a seasoned political advisor who has worked on five Presidential campaigns, endorsed Fred Costello for Congress during an address to the Atlantic Federation of Republican Woman in Daytona Beach Friday.

Ms. Giorno appealed for Republican Party unity behind President Trump:

“Inside our party, folks, we have anti-Trumpers,” said Ms. Giorno.  “Inside our party we have obstructionists.  Inside our party, we have what we call wolves in sheep’s clothing.  ‘I love Donald Trump,’ as you’re working against him.”

“We (the MAGA Coalition) vet our candidates very highly, based on the criteria, do they really support the MAGA agenda…Fred is a MAGA candidate. We’ve got to work very hard to get him elected.  There’s no other choice, by the way.”  “Everyone else can be very nice people, but Fred is the only one that’s going to work with the President, ” she concluded.

Karen Rosalie Giorno played a pivotal role in turning the State of Florida Republican RED for Donald J. Trump in 2016.  As the first female State Director for the Trump campaign, Karen oversaw the Trump 2016 Republican Florida primary race and was instrumental in overseeing a March 15, 2016 victory in 66 of Florida’s 67 counties! The Trump campaign overcame huge odds to win this groundbreaking victory over a field that included Florida’s U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and former Governor Jeb Bush.

After the Florida Primary, Karen was promoted to serve as Southeast Regional Political Director for the Trump campaign and successfully managed delegate operations in 11 states.  After the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Karen was elevated a third time to serve as Florida Chief Strategist and Senior Political Advisor.  During the General Election campaign, Karen joined the leadership team at Trump Tower, overseeing the Trump Woman’s Tour led by Lara Trump, Katrina Pierson, Diamond & Silk, Omarosa Managault, Karina Campins and Lynn Patton.  She returned to her successful private consulting practice at Kingston Public Affairs after the campaign, serving as an unofficial advisor and consultant to the Trump-Pence Presidential Transition Team.


Karen previously worked as Director of External Affairs for Florida Governor Rick Scott (2011-2012) Senior Advance Representative for First Lady Laura Bush (2003-2004), and Press Advance & Scheduler for the Office of former President George H.W. Bush (Jan 2001-March 2007).  She is currently the Principal and Founder of Kingston Public Affairs, with offices in Florida Washington D.C, New York and California.


Fred Costello is practicing dentist who served 8 years as Mayor of Ormond Beach and 4 years as State Representative.  Dr. Costello has also won the endorsements of Citizens for Trump, Bikers for Trumper founder Chris Cox, Volusia County Council Chairman Ed Kelley, State Representatives Thomas Leek and David Santiago, State Senator Dennis Baxley and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, among others.

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