A former Trump White Home spokeswoman and just lately departed aide to Rep. Elise Stefanik is readying a bid to be the youngest member of Congress.
Karoline Leavitt, at the moment 23, would be 25 years outdated if she defeats incumbent Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas of New Hampshire in 2022.
“New Hampshire is my house. I moved to Washington to serve President Trump and the American folks, not to change into a swamp creature,” Leavitt tweeted Wednesday. “It has all the time been my intention to transfer again, and I’ve heard from many Granite Staters who’re on the lookout for a younger, conservative fighter.”
The New Hampshire Journal first reported her doable candidacy.
Regardless of her age, Leavitt has performed a big position in latest DC political developments. She labored for Stefanik because the upstate congresswoman changed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) because the No. three Home Republican.
Beforehand, Leavitt labored for practically two years on the White Home below President Donald Trump, about half of that point as an assistant press secretary.
At each the White Home and Stefanik’s workplace, she supported efforts to maintain Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accountable for forcing nursing properties to settle for COVID-19-positive sufferers after which overlaying up the loss of life toll. Stefanik was on the forefront of demanding Cuomo’s resignation, together with over sexual harassment claims.
Leavitt labored in 2016 for then-Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and previously labored as a producer for native ABC station WMUR-TV.
The Structure requires that members of the Home of Representatives be at the least 25 years outdated. Senators should be 35. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), 25, is at the moment the youngest Home member.
Youth can be a big political asset, gaining members of Congress further consideration for his or her political priorities. Earlier than Cawthorn took workplace, the youngest Home member was self-avowed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who has helped steer her celebration to the left. Ocasio-Cortez changed Stefanik because the youngest.