You probably thought the media’s latest darling, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was the youngest congressional female candidate. But no, despite what the media would have you believe, Morgn Murtaugh was the youngest woman on the ballot for congressional office.
Earlier this year, Ms. Murtaugh won enough votes in the primary to grab a spot in the general election this November in California’s 35th District. And, she got roughly the same number of votes as Ms. Cortez, who is a few years older than Morgan.
Why are you not seeing Morgan Murtaugh on late night talk shows? In an interview published at The Federalist, Morgan explains:
The sad part is, we got about the same amount of votes primary night. We turned out about the same amount of people. I’m the youngest candidate in the nation running for Congress; however, I’m on the Republican ticket, and I don’t fit the narrative. I like being the underdog, though. I have a lot to gain and nothing to lose.
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