MMA fighter and former basketball player Royce White announced he’s running for U.S. Congress in Minnesota’s congressional district currently held by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Minnesota’s 5th congressional district has remained a Democratic stronghold for over half a century.
However, White is determined to save his home state from Democrat policies.
White announced his campaign with this video:
Today I’m officially announcing that I will be running for Congress in MN-CD5 against Ilhan Omar. It’s time to clean house. God Bless America! The Fight Continues… #Godspeed pic.twitter.com/Wx3GLZ8AcY
— Royce White (@Highway_30) February 22, 2022
Royce White, a former NBA first-round pick and current MMA fighter, launched his bid for a U.S. Congress seat Tuesday. The fighter will run for Minnesota’s fifth congressional U.S. representative seat, currently held by Democrat Ilhan Omar. https://t.co/qtrNofNkJs
— Karim Zidan | كريم زيدان (@ZidanSports) February 23, 2022
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White first rose to national prominence as an outspoken mental health advocate during his basketball career. His activism has ranged from leading protests against police brutality to taking up anti-vaccination and other conservative causes.
Now, after becoming a regular guest on ex-Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s online shows, White is waging what he calls a “huge battle right now … versus a globalist agenda” by seeking to unseat one of Republicans’ favorite targets of ire.
“This district has been voting blue for a long time and I hope that I can shake that up,” White said in an interview Tuesday. “I hope that I can make people see that for a long time they voted against their own interests.”
Watch White discuss his campaign against Ilhan Omar on Infowars.