FILE – In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photograph, Matt Mowers speaks before a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Londonderry, N.H. Mowers has announced he will be making another run for a New Hampshire House seat. Mowers lost to Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas in the 2020 election for the 1st Congressional seat. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
UPDATED 8:34 AM PT – Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Yet another former staff member from the Trump administration has launched a bid for a New Hampshire congressional seat. On Monday, Matt Mowers filed with the Federal Election Commission to challenge Democrat incumbent Chris Pappas.
However, the Republican candidate faces competition from a fellow White House staffer from the Trump-era Karoline Leavitt. Nonetheless, the former senior White House advisor said the people of New Hampshire are ready for new leadership after seeing the consequences of the far-left agenda.
“I ran last time, hoping to give a voice to a lot of voters,” he stated. “I’m just glad to see the enthusiasm stepping up. I think it speaks volumes about the energy in our party right now and the fact that we do need new leaders to go down to Washington, D.C. And so. I think it’s a great thing for our country and for our party.”
Mowers received the endorsement of President Donald Trump in 2020 and plans to seek it again this cycle. An official campaign announcement is expected next week.