Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is unlikely to be defeated by her Republican opponent, but she will lose her place as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress to a Republican, Trump-backed Karoline Leavitt of New Hamphire, who is only 25.
Leavitt currently holds a six-point lead over incumbent Democrat Christopher Pappas, 51% to 45%.
“I am running to take back the majority from the Democrats because their policies are having a detrimental impact on my generation of Americans,” Leavitt said recently on Fox News.
“Everywhere you look, conservatives, myself included, are being censored and silenced, and our freedoms to speak freely, think independently, bear arms, go to church and operate our own businesses are being infringed by radical Democrats,” she said.
Realizing the lies
Leavitt said that people her age are realizing they have been lied to by Democrats about climate change and other issues.
“They’re telling us that if we don’t support policies like the Green New Deal, the world will end in 10 years,” she said. “Well, that’s not true either. And young people are waking up to that. I talk to them every single day. And it’s because the radical economic agenda of the Democratic Party that’s been pushed over the past two years is really costing young folks.”
Ocasio-Cortez was 33 when she was elected to Congress, and was the youngest woman to be elected at that time.
She would likely be mortified to have a Republican break her record.
“Not being served well”
Leavitt said that her youth is a major reason why she wanted to run for office.
“As many of you know, my youth is one of the many reasons that I felt compelled to run for Congress in the first place,” she said. “Because it’s my generation of Americans — your children, your grandchildren — who are not being served well by the current state of our education system, our media, and our entire culture.”
She also pointed out the hypocrisy of many Democrats during COVID.
She calls people like California Governor Gavin Newsom (D), who ate indoors at the French Laundry at the same time he banned everyone else from doing so, “Hypocritical Democrat elitists in Hollywood, in California, and in Democrat-run cities and states across this country.”