His door opened, President-elect Obama—fending off the degree weather with a burgundy scarf, overcoat and leather gloves—emerges. Intense training and immersion in pressure-packed situations infuse Secret Service members with the reflexes, readiness and threat-assessment precision of cyborgs. The background of his Fox News appearances by satellite-link frequently features a night skyline of buildings at least 30 stories high. His location listed on-screen is Palm City in Martin County, where the four-story height limit is sacrosanct.
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Daniel John Bongino born December 4, is an American political commentator, radio show host, author, politician, former congressional candidate, and former U. Secret Service agent. Bongino ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Republican in , , and In , he was assigned to the U. Presidential Protection Division during George W.
Dan Bongino's Biography
Before the young Secret Service Agent could even ask for a second date, terrorists struck the World Trade Center in the deadliest attack on U. So I was worried, really panicked. Unbeknownst to Bongino, his future wife was thousands of miles from New York City, visiting her mother in Nevada. With a flair for surprises, he asked Paula to dinner at the scene of their first date and then asked her to marry him.
For Dan Bongino, the adage "been there, done that" applies. He's experienced White House parties, Air Force One and limousine rides with top officials and dignitaries. Bongino won the Republican nomination for a U. Senate seat in the primary election on Tuesday and will be running in November against Sen. Ben Cardin, a political power house with 45 years in Maryland politics and six years as a senator. As a former Secret Service agent with 11 years of experience protecting three different presidents, Bongino, 37, isn't interested in the perks that would come with being a U. He's already been on the inside of the power circle—sort of like a fly on the wall—watching, observing and listening to how Washington, DC, operates. On Thursday afternoon at his home in Severna Park, Bongino wore a tie, crisp white shirt and dress pants as he held his 2-month-old daughter with his laptop open on the kitchen table.