Have you heard of Bobby Jeffries?
If not, I think you probably will soon.
He’s looking to unseat the incumbent GOP Rep. Scott Perry in PA in a primary challenge in 2020.
Here’s more on that, from PennLive:
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry knows he’s got a fight on his hands to keep the 10th Congressional District seat covering Dauphin and parts of Cumberland and York counties.
But he probably didn’t expect he’d have to go two rounds.
That’s what Perry seems to be facing, however, as political upstart Bobby Jeffries, from Hershey, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination, giving Perry his first GOP primary challenge since his initial run for Congress in 2012.
Jeffries, a 28-year-old logistics director for a firm that makes health supplements, says he will run proudly and loudly under the banner of bringing a new and fresh generation to Washington, in the hopes of showing millennials there is an alternative to the Democratic Party.
He describes himself as a conservative, pro-Trump Republican who, on the surface, doesn’t appear to have a lot of policy differences with the man he seeks to replace.
But Jeffries believes what he can do is provide midstaters with a better brand of representation, one marked by what he sees as a generational willingness to engage in reasoned political dialogue with all constituents.
“The world for us is a little bit smaller,” Jeffries said, explaining he sees one of the markers of his generation as people being “more apt to listen and talk (with those who hold other views), and then either strengthen our ideas or take from others.”
It’s why, he says, while Jeffries is a staunch supporter of securing the southern border and preserving gun owners’ rights, he also says he supports full equal rights for gays and lesbians. “As a millennial,” he explains, “we all just kind of grew up with it. We’re all God’s children.”
Student loan debt is another big issue that separates him from many older Republicans, but not from millennials and young Americans, Jeffries said.
“While I don’t believe everything should be free like the radical Democrats do, I believe we need to find sensible solutions to lower the cost of higher education to fit the changing times,” Jeffries said. “We need members of Congress who know these problems first hand if we are to solve them effectively.”
His main critique of Perry is that the incumbent, in his view, has become that old-school politician that has paralyzed forward movement in Washington.
Meanwhile, Jeffries notes, millennials are now becoming one of the biggest voting blocs in America, and it looks to him like the Republicans are ceding the field in the competition for their votes to the Democratic Party.
And here's the candidate himself:
He's making big waves by Tweeting his opinion that all Democrats who supported the "impeachment coup" should be tried with Treason!
Jeffries probably does not like any comparison to AOC, but some are comparing his strategy to that of AOC just flipped on the Republican side.
In other words, AOC won by appealing to the far-left portion of the party.
Jeffries appears to be employing a similar tact in his statements.
It just might work.