Touting her conservative credentials and taking intention at President Biden’s administration, Gail Huff Brown on Tuesday jumped into an more and more crowded race for the 2022 Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, one of many nation’s premier congressional battlegrounds.
“I am a conservative mother, military spouse, and new grandmother who cares deeply about our country – and I worry about the direction we are headed, and the country we are leaving behind for our children and grandchildren,” Huff Brown mentioned in a press release to Fox News.
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Huff Brown, a longtime TV information reporter, is the spouse of former Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who served as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand throughout President Trump’s administration.
The launch of her marketing campaign got here as no shock, as Huff Brown has been touring throughout the district assembly with Republican leaders and activists since submitting a declaration of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission final month. She turns into the sixth candidate within the GOP main for a seat held by two-term Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas, whom the National Republican Congressional Committee views as susceptible. The GOP wants a web acquire of simply 5 seats in subsequent 12 months’s midterms to win again the House majority.
Huff Brown, in a marketing campaign launch video, spotlighted points that energize conservative voters. “I worry about skyrocketing debt, public welfare programs that discourage hard work, and I worry about failed immigration policies based on partisan politics,” she mentioned. “I worry about a growing cancel culture, it stifles our free speech.”
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And Huff Brown tied Pappas to Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying, “I worry about the disastrous foreign policies of the Biden, Pelosi and Pappas administration. It’s making Americans less safe at home and abroad.”
She additionally charged that “Pappas doesn’t represent our Granite State values.”
Huff Brown joins a GOP main area that already contains 2020 Republican nominee Matt Mowers, a former New Hampshire GOP govt director who labored on Trump’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign and served within the State Department throughout the Trump administration. Mowers misplaced to Pappas by 5 factors final November.
Among the others working is Karoline Leavitt, a veteran of the Trump White House.
At 59, Huff Brown is greater than 25 years older than her rivals within the main area, who’re all of their 20s or early 30s.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) took intention on the rising Republican area.
“Huff Brown’s entrance into this primary campaign underscores this GOP primary field is a collection of out-of-state, out-of-touch, and out of their mind candidates. As these unserious, extreme candidates focus on fighting each other and for Donald Trump’s affection, Democrats will keep delivering for Granite State families,” DCCC spokesperson James Singer argued.
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