Young conservative Republican Karoline Leavitt becomes candidate for 1st District U.S. House seat

Young conservative Republican Karoline Leavitt becomes candidate for 1st District U.S. House seat

NH native, Hampton resident, says ‘radical’ Democrats, including Pappas, have “dismantled’ progress made under Trump Karoline Leavitt MANCHESTER, N.H. — 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 Congressional 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 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.” In a video announcing her campaign to be posted Tuesday, Leavitt will attack Democrats, the “cancel culture,” “Big Tech” and the […]

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