23-year-old former assistant press secretary in the Trump administration has announced her congressional bid in New Hampshire on Monday. If elected, Karoline Leavitt would be the youngest woman elected to Congress in American history.
Most recently, Leavitt was the communications director for Republican powerhouse New York Representative Elise Stefanik. Leavitt is running in New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district against Democratic Representative Chris Pappas.
In her announcement, Leavitt released a video stating, “In D.C., I watched in disgust as President Biden and the radical Democrats completely dismantled the progress we made under President Trump in just six months. The radical Left has one goal: stealing more power for themselves and taking our freedoms to do it, even if it means destroying our country along the way.”
Leavitt also was one of the many silenced conservative voices on Twitter, although Twitter claimed temporarily suspending her account was a mistake. “Everywhere you look, conservatives – myself included – are being censored and silenced. And our freedoms to speak freely, think independently, go to church and operate our own businesses are being infringed by radical Democrats.”
Leavitt will be the fourth Republican to enter the race to unseat Pappas who has been in the congressional seat since 2018. In an interview with New Hampshire’s WMUR, Leavitt discussed her personal upbringing and connection in the state.
“It’s not just about me. It’s about conservatives in New Hampshire and across our country who truly feel like their voices are not being heard…Getting into this race for me truly is personal because I love this sate so much.”
“I think it’s incredibly important that our elected officials can resonate with voters because they understand the voters because they were raised here and truly adhere to New Hampshire values in their own lives” she added.