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25-Year-Old America First Karoline Leavitt Wins New Hampshire GOP Primary Against McCarthy-Backed Opponent


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Karoline Leavitt, a former White House press staffer under President Donald Trump, won the GOP Primary for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District against a crowded field.

The 25-year-old defeated Matt Mowers, another Trump administration aide, and Gail Huff Brown, the wife of former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.

“With about 57% of the expected vote in, Leavitt led the field with 34% of the vote, compared with 25% for Mowers in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District,” ABC News reported.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California supported Matt Mowers in the race.

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, the No. 3 House Republican, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz backed Leavitt.

“Amazing job by Karoline Leavitt in her great New Hampshire victory. Against all odds, she did it – and will have an even greater victory on November 8th. Wonderful energy and wisdom!!!” said President Trump.

From ABC News:

Yet, where Mowers called for audits of the 2020 presidential race, Leavitt adamantly — and baselessly — denied the results. And while Mowers has said he would examine a push to impeach President Joe Biden, Leavitt has said she would support impeachment.

The result marks a setback for McCarthy, who is setting himself up to serve as speaker if Republicans flip the House in November. The affiliated Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC spent more than $1.3 million supporting Mowers, who said he would back a McCarthy speakership bid. Leavitt, meanwhile, initially said she would support Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, as speaker before changing to say she’d support McCarthy.

Leavitt will now face Pappas in one of Republicans’ top flip opportunities. Pappas defeated Mowers in the 2020 election by 5 points, though the district has flipped between the two parties five times since the start of the century.

Newsmax added:

Leavitt outdistanced a crowded GOP primary field in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District and will face incumbent Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., whose seat is considered vulnerable in November’s general election. Pappas won unopposed.

The district encompasses Manchester and the southeastern part of the state. Former President Donald Trump did not make an official endorsement in the race.

The GOP field included former TV broadcaster Gail Huff Brown, wife of Scott Brown, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts and ambassador to New Zealand during the Trump administration. Also running was Matt Mowers, who won the district’s congressional 2020 Republican nomination and was a Trump administration State Department adviser.

But the candidate closest to Trump might be Leavitt, who worked in his White House’s press office and has also campaigned with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Watch Leavitt with Tucker Carlson:



 

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