Rep. Eric Swalwell Faces Republican Opponent

Rep. Eric Swalwell Faces Republican Opponent

U.S. House Office of Photography Rep. Eric Swalwell faces a challenge for his 15th Congressional District seat from political-upstart Alison Hayden, a Republican candidate with a background in finance and education, but no experience in an elected office. “Government or political experience would seem to be beneficial to a representative, if that experience helps you to perform more effectively,” said Hayden in response to a questionnaire published on Ballotpedia.org . “On the other hand, there is great peril in experience, which is used to detour the functioning of the business of the House or in the interest of one’s personal benefit.” Hayden faces what can conservatively be called an uphill battle. After eight years in Congress, Swalwell is a well-established candidate with four successful campaign cycles under his belt as he looks for another two-year term in the House. “My priorities include shaping and implementing real action to combat COVID – including testing, tracing and rapid, widespread deployment of a safe, effective vaccine when it’s available – while providing all necessary relief to struggling families,” Swalwell said. “We need a return to normalcy as soon as safely possible. We must regain our world leadership on combating climate chaos. We must make sure no American lacks affordable health care. We must get tougher on other nations’ efforts to interfere with our democracy, and we must restore Americans’ confidence in our public institutions — the ideas that we can trust what our elected officials and government workers say, and that nobody […]

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