Election 2020

Conservative Laura Loomer Is Running for Congress in Florida

Far-right activist, 26, announced her candidacy on Friday, says her opponent 'cares far more about radical leftist special interests ... than about her district and constituents'

Laura Loomer’s life has taken a serious directional change — this time she’s taking gigantic steps.

Loomer, who is 26, has decided to run for Congress.

She’s running against Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel — and on Friday announced her candidacy for Florida’s 21st Congressional District in the 2020 election.

What makes this a difficult climb for the conservative Loomer is this: She’s one of the most banned public figures out there.

Paypal, Twitter, Uber, Lyft, GoFundMe, and other organizations have shut out Loomer from their services because of a concerted effort to silence her voice, in my view.

I feel any attempt to raise monies for her campaign or take a few steps forward could be derailed at any times.

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But we shall see.

“My opponent cares far more about radical leftist special interests, her anti-Semitic colleagues, and protecting criminal illegal aliens from deportation than about her district and constituents here in Florida, who she’s supposed to be working for, not against,” Loomer said in a statement, according to The Hill on Friday.

“Karen Giorno, who served as the Florida state director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, will lead Loomer’s House bid, according to the announcement,” The Hill also reported. “Loomer has generated backlash over past anti-Muslim remarks and has faced numerous bans on online platforms.”

“She was kicked off PayPal in February and was previously kicked off Twitter. She said she has also been banned from GoFundMe and Venmo, and she was banned from Uber and Lyft after calling for the creation of a new rideshare app that does not employ Muslims.”

Without Facebook and Twitter, Loomer is already behind the eight ball in reaching a larger audience.

She’s currently relying on Telegram to get her message out — but is that going to be enough? Time will tell.

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