Trump administration alum, Karoline Leavitt, is looking to become the next representative of New Hampshire’s First District. The NHJournal reported on rumors of a run back in June, writing:
Sources tell NHJournal that former Trump White House staffer and Atkinson, N.H. native Karoline Leavitt is seriously considering a run for the First Congressional District next year.
Leavitt recently left her position as spokesperson for newly-elected House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to return to New Hampshire. Leavitt made news last month when Twitter pulled down her account at the height of the GOP’s debate over removing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) from House leadership and replacing her with Stefanik.
Twitter, which has an open anti-Trump bias, claimed her account was shut down in error.
Contacted by NHJournal Leavitt acknowledged she is seriously exploring the possibility of becoming a candidate.
“I moved to Washington to serve President Trump, not to make a career as a Washington ‘swamp creature,’” she said. “It has always been my intention to move back home and get involved again in New Hampshire. I’ve been encouraged by many mentors and colleagues to explore a run for Congress in the upcoming midterm elections.
“I’ve also heard from small business owners and fellow Granite Staters who are looking for a strong, young conservative fighter who truly cares about our state as much as they do.”
Now, Leavitt has now officially announced her candidacy. John DiStaso reports for WMUR:
Republican Karoline Leavitt of Hampton, with a staunchly conservative message blasting “radical” Democrats, has made it official — she’s running to replace Democrat Chris Pappas as the representative of New Hampshire’s 1st District in the U.S. House.
Calling herself a “bold, energetic fighter,” the 23-year-old Granite State native and former Trump administration and congressional staffer, in an interview Monday with WMUR, cited her youth and experience, combined with her New Hampshire roots and her upbringing in a blue-collar family.
“I am a proud conservative woman. I am proudly pro-life, pro-liberty and pro-gun, and in my young career, I have been an ‘America First’ warrior for President Trump,” said Leavitt, a Saint Anselm College graduate who worked for WMUR in a part-time capacity in 2017 and 2018 before moving on to the White House, where she served as an assistant press secretary.
Leavitt in January was named communications director for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, the New York state Republican who in May was voted to replace U.S. Rep. Lynne Cheney as the chair of the House Republican Conference.
Leavitt returned to New Hampshire in the spring and now says she wants to be a “firewall” between New Hampshire’s 1st District and “the radical craziness that we see in Washington.” She filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.
Watch Leavitt’s announcement video here:
Leavitt further explained her candidacy on Fox & Friends. Watch:
Action Line: Let’s do our part, and get the word out about Karoline Leavitt.
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