Ammar Campa-Najjar, 28, recently announced his plan to run for California’s 50th Congressional District to unseat Republican incumbent Duncan Hunter Jr. In a Medium post, Campa-Najjar laid out why he has decided to run for Congress and it all centers around empowering the American people — all American people — to attain their dreams. Campa-Najjar wants to defend our democracy and modernize our government to make things like filing taxes and applying for small business loans easier for Americans. But, above all else, Campa-Najjar wants to bring the American people together during these polarizing times.
Ammar Campa-Najjar recently announced his candidacy for California’s 50th Congressional District.
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Campa-Najjar, whose mother is Mexican and father is of Middle Eastern descent, is throwing his hat into the political world to bring the country together.
“If elected, I’ll continue fighting for working families, small business owners, and our veterans,” Campa-Najjar wrote in his Medium post announcing his candidacy. “My priorities are focused on addressing the most urgent challenges of our time and our district, I call them DEM priorities: Defend, Empower, Modernize.”
Campa-Najjar has worked with many top-ranking Democratic politicians and worked in President Obama’s administration getting letters to the president.
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The 28-year-old, Twitter-breaking heartthrob was a campaign organizer in San Diego for President Obama’s 2012 re-election. At the end of the campaign, Campa-Najjar joined the Obama administration in Washington and worked as a conduit to get the messages of the American people to the president.
“When you sent me to serve in the Executive Office of the President, I read hundreds of your letters every day. Each night, the president would read 10 of those letters. Some were uplifting, but many of them were tragically heart breaking — struggles better left imagined than described,” Campa-Najjr wrote on Medium.
He continued: “I heard about what wakes you up in the morning, and keeps you up at night: Am I one sickness away from losing my home? I haven’t had a raise in years and my family is barely making it paycheck to paycheck, what if something happens to me? Am I going to have to miss another birthday or Christmas with my children just to put food on the table and clothes on their backs? Will I ever be able to save enough to put my kids through school and retire with dignity? Can we dream the American dream, or are we going to spend the next 4 or 8 years living a nightmare?”
As soon as his candidacy went public, everyone started to focus on his dashing good looks before his politics.
— Najat (@Ohsnapnaj_) April 22, 2017
And people were *very* thirsty.
— EJG1997 (@EJG1997) April 22, 2017
Calm down. He would technically be a public servant so you’d be his boss.
There was really only one word that came to everyone’s lips when they saw his photo.
— rose (@shushhidc) April 21, 2017
🎶I’m not that innocent. 🎶
Campa-Najjar hasn’t even started his Congressional campaign and people already want him to be president.
— Corbyn (@CorbynBurik) April 22, 2017
But, like, hopefully they know that the presidency isn’t just a beauty contest.
Folks are lining up for a chance to donate to and help with his campaign.
— Finessa_Trilliams💋 (@C_Jill_Run) April 21, 2017
*quits job to volunteer for his campaign*
His photos have become a religious experience for some people.
— Kali🌹 (@bbygurlkali) April 21, 2017
🙏🏾 🙏🏾 🙏🏾
Not to mention that he might have finally figured out how to get young people to vote.
— Kay (@COCOKayyy) April 21, 2017
Time for the political parties to start taking notes.
Like, legit. Some people cannot wait to vote for this man.
— SourceAshley (@WrecklessLove) April 21, 2017
When’s the last time you saw people willing to walk anywhere?
When there were no words, people were able to sum up their feelings with super appropriate GIFs.
— Simon (@SimonJadis) April 21, 2017
^^ That’s what true and unfiltered love looks like, folks.
There was a moment when people thought he was just one of the Jonas brothers.
@NBCLatino When did Joe Jonas enter politics?
— LightedWay (@NailButNoHammer) April 21, 2017
And, tbh, Joe Jonas should be very grateful for that comparison. #NoShadeJustFacts
But one Twitter user dropped the truest warning to Campa-Najjar’s opponent.
@NBCLatino Guys with hair like this have a 125% chance of stealing your seat in Congress.
— Schroeder (@schr8der) April 21, 2017
*passes out from the realness of this truth*