Karoline Leavitt describes herself as having been the “symbolic curator” on campus, which might seem like a strange brag for a congressional candidate until you realize that at 25, she only graduated a few years ago. But she has accomplished a lot since then. She served as deputy press secretary under Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and then spokesperson for Elise Stefanik, perhaps Trump’s biggest sucker in the US House. Earlier this year, she sent another former Trump official, Matt Mowers, to the GOP primary for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district. She is one of twoGeneration Z candidates to go to the general elections this year.
Having been a Trump spox, Leavitt has a sense of words. On climate change“The so-called ‘existential threat of climate change’ is a manufactured crisis by the Democratic Party to scare the American people into supporting the passage of the Green New Deal, which is a socialist takeover of our economy and our society.” She has called HR 1, the Democrats’ bill to protect and expand voting rights, “a sweeping federal theft of our elections.” She believes that abortion should be left to states, argues a national law carry open or concealed weapons, and wanna privatize social security and raise the retirement age. She think the government should only spend money on two things: national defense and homeland security. Oh, and she wants abolish the Ministry of Education.
The last vote shows Leavitt neck and neck with Democratic incumbent Chris Pappas. If she wins, she will be the youngest woman in US history to serve in Congress, a record currently held by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was 29 when she took office.