Leavitt, 25, Cites Youth In Bid To Be Youngest Congresswoman

New Hampshire Republican 1st Congressional District candidate Karoline Leavitt at a campaign event, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

At a glance

  • “I remember thinking, ‘If I made this opportunity, it’s worth missing any football game in the world,’” she told The Associated Press in an interview.
  • She got the job. That eventually led to a position in President Donald Trump’s White House press office, then another as communications director for Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.
  • Inspired by Stefanik, the youngest woman elected to Congress when she won in 2014 at age 30, Leavitt is now running for a House seat of her own.
  • At age 25, she could make history on Election Day, Nov. 8: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., won at 29 in 2018.

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