Touting her conservative credentials and taking purpose 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’m a conservative mom, army partner, and new grandmother who cares deeply about our nation – and I fear concerning the path we’re headed, and the nation we’re forsaking for our youngsters and grandchildren,” Huff Brown stated in an announcement to Fox Information.
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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 Fee final month. She turns into the sixth candidate within the GOP major for a seat held by two-term Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas, whom the Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee views as weak. The GOP wants a web acquire of simply 5 seats in subsequent yr’s midterms to win again the Home majority.
Huff Brown, in a marketing campaign launch video, spotlighted points that energize conservative voters. “I fear about skyrocketing debt, public welfare packages that discourage arduous work, and I fear about failed immigration insurance policies based mostly on partisan politics,” she stated. “I fear a few rising cancel tradition, it stifles our free speech.”
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And Huff Brown tied Pappas to Biden and Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying, “I fear concerning the disastrous overseas insurance policies of the Biden, Pelosi and Pappas administration. It is making People much less protected at residence and overseas.”
She additionally charged that “Pappas doesn’t characterize our Granite State values.”
Huff Brown joins a GOP major 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 Division through the Trump administration. Mowers misplaced to Pappas by 5 factors final November.
Among the many others working is Karoline Leavitt, a veteran of the Trump White Home.
At 59, Huff Brown is greater than 25 years older than her rivals within the major area, who’re all of their 20s or early 30s.
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The Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee (DCCC) took purpose on the rising Republican area.
“Huff Brown’s entrance into this major marketing campaign underscores this GOP major area is a group of out-of-state, out-of-touch, and out of their thoughts candidates. As these unserious, excessive candidates concentrate on combating one another and for Donald Trump’s affection, Democrats will preserve delivering for Granite State households,” DCCC spokesperson James Singer argued.