House Candidates Under Age 35
I have my problems with Stu Rothenberg and other professional pundits, so-called election “analysts” who can’t seem to understand the statistics behind polling and always seem to wring their hands about needing balance – to the point of shoe-horning their election predictions to make the presidential race seem closer or more GOP-friendly than it really is.
However, sometimes, Stu comes through with a very useful article. Today he did just that with commentary about some very interesting House candidates – all under the age of 35:
On the flip side, Democrats also have a number of candidates born right around the time Jimmy Carter was elected president. Iraq War veteran Ashwin Madia (D), 30, stands a good chance of coming to Congress next year as he tries to take over the very competitive Republican open seat in Minnesota’s 3rd district.
In Colorado’s 2nd district, wealthy businessman Jared Polis, 33, will come to Congress if he can make it out of the crowded Democratic primary on Aug. 12. Iraq War veteran Jon Powers (D), 29, also faces a competitive primary in New York’s 26th district. But if he’s the nominee, Powers will also face a general election fight.
Glenn Nye (D), 33, is hoping to knock off Rep. Thelma Drake (R) in Virginia’s 2nd district, while attorney Nick Leibham (D), 34, is hoping to oust Rep. Brian Bilbray (R) in California’s 50th.
André Carson, 33, was elected to Congress earlier this year in a special election to replace his grandmother, the late Rep. Julia Carson (D), in Indiana’s7th district. He defeated 30-year-old state Rep. Jon Elrod (R), who recently announced he was dropping out of the general election race.
Wouldn’t it be great if this rising generation of Democratic politicians all got elected this year?