Tuesday’s Republican primary for the NH First District was won by underdog Trump-ally Republican Karoline Leavitt.
If she wins in November, Leavitt, who formerly worked for Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and the press office of former President Donald Trump, might set a record for the youngest woman that has ever been elected to Congress. Last month, she turned 25 years old.
After winning, the young politician told NH Journal, “This feels like a honor of a lifetime.” “I’m speechless with the outpouring of love from conservatives, from every neighborhood. I’m very humbled.”
The apparent front-runner for almost a year was the Matt Mowers, a Republican who worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and worked in the State Dept during the Donald Trump administration. However, in recent weeks, Leavitt has been able to gain ground. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Rep. Jim Jordan (GOP-OH), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and other well-known Republicans backed the 25-year-old.
“Nobody knew who I was when we started this a year ago,” Leavitt remarked. “The campaign account was empty. My desire, work ethic, and enthusiasm for this state’s defense have paid dividends over the past year.
Leavitt recognized that history was made with her victory throughout her speech on Tuesday and predicted she would defeat Dem Rep. Chris Pappas in the Midterm elections.
She addressed her fans, “Tonight, we made history.” And when we defeat Chris Pappas, I’m looking forward to becoming the youngest female congressmember in American history.
As many of you are aware, I felt motivated to run for the U.S. Congress in the first place for a variety of reasons, one of which being my youth. “Because the way our school system, our media, and our entire culture are currently structured, it is my generation of American citizens — your children and your grandkids — who are not being adequately served.”
When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Dem-NY), a member of the far-left, was elected to Congress at the age of 29, she garnered favorable attention from the media.
Ocasio-Cortez said in her victory speech at the time, “This is what is achievable when ordinary people come together with the collective knowledge that all our acts — no matter how small or great — are powerful, meaningful, and capable of permanent change.” Words are inadequate to convey my thanks.
Leavitt claimed that people needed a America First “home-grown” conservative running against Chris Pappas in the fall” in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday night.
Being for America First is “not partisan,” the Republican claimed, dismissing criticism of her extreme Right stance.