MIRAMAR, FLORIDA, June 8, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fresh off embarrassing Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primaries, Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry is now running for Congress in Florida.

Terry qualified as an independent candidate against Rep. Alcee Hastings, a pro-choice Democrat who has represented Florida’s 23rd district since 1993.

“My goal is to be a voice for the babies in south Florida,” Terry told LifeSiteNews.com. Seeking office “enables me to reach 10 million residents in Florida with the truth.”

Terry and other pro-life activists across the country are seeking office to exploit a loophole that says TV stations must air advertisements from political candidates. The law also gives candidates preferential ad rates. 

He told LifeSiteNews he will again purchase “television ads that show the mangled bodies of babies who have been murdered under Obama’s and Hastings’ policies.”

By pursuing this strategy, he broadcast pro-life commercials in many parts of the country during the Super Bowl.

Terry moved to Florida in 2004 and quickly became active campaigning to save Terri Schiavo.

Rep. Alcee Hastings earned a 100 percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America by voting against the partial-birth abortion ban, a human cloning ban, and restricting taxpayer dollars from funding abortion at home or abroad. 

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In 2009, he told Congress it must pass hate crimes legislation to protect people who engage in “all of these philias and fetishes and isms that were put forward,” including “apotemnophilia, asphyxophilia, autogynephilia, coprophilia, exhibitionism, fetishism, frotteurism, gerontosexuality, incest, kleptophilia, klismaphilia, necrophilia, partialism, pedophilia, sexual masochism, sexual sadism, telephone scatalogia, toucherism, transgenderism, transsexual, transvestite, transvestic fetishism, urophilia, voyeurism, or zoophilia.” 

Hastings became the sixth federal judge in the history of the U.S. to be impeached after a bribery charge, but subsequently ran a successful campaign to represent Florida’s 23rd district in the House of Representatives in 1992. He was Nancy Pelosi’s original choice to chair the House Intelligence Committee after the Democrats took power in 2006.

Terry’s growing political history includes a previous run for U.S. Congress as the Right to Life Party candidate from his home state of New York against Rep. Maurice Hinchey in 1998 and for Florida state senate in 2006. Both bids were unsuccessful.

Terry said he ran against three far-Left Democrats, because “Truth has within it the seeds of its own victory. Lies have within them the seeds of their own destruction. When we juxtapose truth with lies, truth shines like a diamond in the sun.”

The high-water mark of his presidential campaign came after Terry carried 18 percent of the vote in the Oklahoma Democratic presidential primary in March, beating Barack Obama in 14 counties. That showing qualified him to send at least one delegate to the national convention. However, State Party Chairman Wallace Collins denied Terry the delegate over a paperwork dispute, awarding his representative to Barack Obama.

Although he is unlikely to become the next Democratic presidential nominee, in late May he named Missy Smith his his vice presidential running mate. Smith campaigned for Congress in the District of Columbia.

“Our message is very simple: If you vote for Obama, you empower him to murder babies and attack the Church,” Terry told LifeSiteNews.com. “No Catholic can in good conscience vote for Obama.”

You can learn more about his campaign at TerryInTheHouse.com.