CNN predicts Republicans will beat Democratic candidate Moe Davis for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, once held by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Cawthorn, a staunch political newcomer and staunch conservative, won a surprise preliminary win over President Donald Trump-backed candidate.
New York Democratic Congressman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was formerly the youngest member of the congressmen in modern history at 29 years, 2 months and 22 days in 2018.
The youngest member of the House of Representatives ever elected was William Charles Cole Claiborne of Tennessee, elected in 1797 at the age of 22.
Cawthorn cited Ocasio-Cortez in his election decision. He writes on his website that he is running because “our faith, our freedoms and our values are under attack from leftist and coastal elites like (House of Representatives) Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria. Ocasio-Cortez. “
Cawthorn, who was partially paralyzed in a car accident in 2014, owns a real estate investment firm and is a motivational speaker.
He is financially conservative, anti-abortion, gun advocate and tough immigration. Cawthorn also favors term limits for members of Congress. He said that he was an eighth generation resident of Congressional District 11, and that he was educated at home in Hendersonville.
Cawthorn describes himself on his website as a “constitutional conservative” who “is committed to defending the values of faith, family, and freedom that have made America great.”