Skip to comments.RISING STAR -Who is Madison Cawthorn and why is he in a wheelchair? (Mark Meadow's Cong. District)
Posted on 06/25/2020 10:37:28 AM PDT by Gritty
YOUNG congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn scored a stunning victory over a Trump-backed candidate in the North Carolina primary on Tuesday.
He will take on Democrat Moe Davis in the general election in November.
Here is more on the 24-year-old Cawthorn, who nearly died in a car crash six years ago and uses a wheelchair.
Who is Madison Cawthorn?
Cawthorn has come out of nowhere with a Libertarian-style focus on freedom after joining the Republican race at the last minute.
He is competing for the seat belonging to Representative Mark Meadows, who is not seeking another term after becoming President Trump's chief of staff.
Cawthorn has wowed voters after Meadows announced the day before filing ended in December that he would not run again.
Madison connects with people. He listens to them and people like him. Its not magic," said Merry Guy, chairwoman of the Republican Party in Henderson County.
When you talk about life experience, hes gone through a lot of things none of us hopefully ever have to go through.
Cawthorn, an eighth-generation North Carolina resident of the 11th congressional district, was homeschooled before being nominated to the US Naval Academy in 2014 - by Meadows.
"He enjoys hunting, cooking, travel, fitness, photography & videography, and studying history," his bio reads.
Cawthorn trounced Lynda Bennett by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in the primary on Tuesday.
He does not even reach the constitutionally-mandated minimum age of 25 to serve in the House until August 1, and he would become one of its youngest members in US history if he wins the general election three months later.
New York Dem lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is 30, is the youngest current member of Congress.
I represent an emerging generation of Americans who are tomorrows leaders, most of whom think the Republicans dont care about the disenfranchised, the hurting and those less fortunate," Cawthorn said in a campaign video.
"But nothing can be farther from the truth."
Bennett and Cawthorn have similar conservative platforms and both are strong Trump supporters, but it was Bennett who got the president's endorsement.
The campaign is excited to see a strong candidate and rising star have such a strong result last night, said Trump spokesman Tim Murtaugh.
"We are excited to stand side by side with him to fight for the future of our country.
How long has he been engaged to his fiancee Cristina Bayardelle? The couple became engaged in December after Cawthorn proposed.
(video and pictures at the link)
True, but he had plenty of time to listen to loyalists before he picked the swine Chris Wray.It appears you have all the answers.
Who exactly were all the loyalists he ignored and who were his choices besides Wray?
Do you think people lie in job interviews?
Or maybe you're a know it all ankle biter spewing some anti-Trump bile.
He sounds like a rising star.
Another Justin Amash?
How about William Barr or Joe DiGenova, to name two. Mark Levin also, but we need him on the radio!
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