There is a new face in politics as a political- outsider and young Conservative runs for a California congressional seat.
According to National Review, over the last several months, a host of Republican congressmen have announced that they won’t seek re-election this cycle, leaving their House seats open and vulnerable to Democratic pickup.
While polling data remain far from uniform on the chances of a “blue wave” sweeping Democrats into Washington in November, Republican politicians are right to be concerned. But in California’s 16th district, a young Republican woman is rising to the challenge, opposing Democratic Congressman Jim Costa, who has held the seat since 2013 (and represented a somewhat different district for the previous four terms before redistricting).
The 16th district is located in California’s central San Joaquin Valley. It includes the western half of Fresno as well as the cities of Los Banos, Madera, and Merced, and it hasn’t been represented by a Republican in Congress since the mid 1970s, before redistricting gave it its current shape.
But 32-year-old Elizabeth Heng hopes to change that.
Elizabeth Heng’s Campaign Ad:
As Reported By NBC News:
On the heels of Ryan’s bombshell, Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., announced he, too, will not run for re-election, setting off a flurry of questions and speculation in Washington about who might be next.
Vulnerable Republicans have abandoned re-election bids from Florida to California, with more congressional retirements this year than at any point since World War II, except for 1992, according to Kyle Kondik, an analyst at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics.
“Democrats should be able to pick up a significant chunk of the 24 seats they need to win the House just from open seats,” Kondik said.
With veteran Republicans stepping down they have left their seats exposed to Democrats but newcomers, like Heng, prove that the Republican party is only growing stronger. Especially on the side of swing voters turned off by the violent leftists.