Madison Cawthorn won North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District on Tuesday, defeating former Air Force Colonel Moe Davis, and holding the Conservative seat in Republican hands after a race that became unexpectedly competitive when Mr Cawthorn was charged with racism and sexual misconduct .
Mr. Cawthorn, whose victory was named by The Associated Press, is the youngest Republican ever elected to Congress and the youngest person in a party elected to Congress in more than 50 years. He turned 25 in August, the minimum age to serve in the home.
When he won the Republican primary in June – which angered the candidate, approved by the Republican establishment and former Representative Mark Meadows, who vacated the seat as President Trump’s chief of staff – Mr Cawthorn was seen as anything but a lockdown in November to win . After all, the district is solidly conservative, and his personal story was compelling: when he was 18, he was partially paralyzed in a car accident, and he presented himself as a fresh face that could bring a new generation perspective to the Republican Party.
But news reports soon discovered a misrepresentation in how he cast his story: He had said his dreams of attending the United States Naval Academy were derailed by his car accident, but the academy had actually turned him down before the accident.
Other reports referred to social media posts he had written in which he referred to Hitler as “the Führer” and said that the visit to Hitler’s holiday home in Germany was on his “bucket list” and “did not disappoint” . Multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. And last month he created a website attacking a journalist for “working for non-white men like Cory Booker who want to ruin white men who are running for office”.
In an interview with the New York Times shortly after winning his elementary school, Mr. Cawthorn said, “I think I can get the message of conservatism across in a way that doesn’t seem as aggressive – that has better packaging, I would say better messaging. “
But his first tweet After the race was scheduled for him on Tuesday night, it fitted well with Republican Party’s news, which was capitalized during the Trump era.
“Cry more, lib”, it said.