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People Just Can’t Handle The Heat Coming From This Handsome Congressional Candidate

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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CREDIT: @ammarvel / Instagram

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.


And people were *very* thirsty.


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.


?I’m not that innocent. ?

Campa-Najjar hasn’t even started his Congressional campaign and people already want him to be president.


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.


*quits job to volunteer for his campaign*

His photos have become a religious experience for some people.


?? ?? ??

Not to mention that he might have finally figured out how to get young people to vote.


Time for the political parties to start taking notes.

Like, legit. Some people cannot wait to vote for this man.


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.


^^ 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.


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.


*passes out from the realness of this truth*


READ: Meet the Young Latinos that are Leaving a Footprint in Politics

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Latinos For Trump Posted A Collage Of Flag For Hispanic Heritage Month And Got Some Wrong

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Latinos For Trump Posted A Collage Of Flag For Hispanic Heritage Month And Got Some Wrong

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Latinos for Trump has long been a confusing organization in the Latino community. President Donald Trump has built his administration and brand to be squarely against people of color. Now, the Latinos for Trump group caused a stir when they posted a collage of flags that are not quite right.

Latinos for Trump really thought they had something when they posted their Hispanic Heritage Month collage.

The first, and most obvious mistake, is that the Mexican flag is backwards. The flag is supposed to be green, white, and red in that order. As we can all see, the collage has a Mexican flag that is red, white, and green. The eagle is even facing the wrong way so someone literally flipped the flag the wrong way.

Of course, some people tried to make sense of the bizarre Mexican flag snafu.

Last year, the Trump administration announced that it was cutting aid to three countries in Central America. The countries were El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Fox & Friends picked up the story but told their audience that Trump was cutting aid to “3 Mexican countries.” Perhaps this Twitter user is right and the Latinos for Trump are trying to suggest the existence of other Mexicos.

Someone else pointed out the issues with the Guatemalan flag in the top right corner.

People are very defensive about their cultural heritage and national origin. Messing up someone’s flag is a very serious issue for people. Just ask a Cuban or Puerto Rican about people confusing their flags. It is never a good thing.

Some people fixed the image for them so the organization can see what it should have looked like.

Good, clean lines with all of the flags facing the right way. The creator even changed the message in the middle for the Latino community. It is clear that social media is still willing to show up and teach a couple of lessons here and there.

Others had a more direct message for Latinos for Trump.

We all know that social media is where things go to be manipulated and made fun of. It is very important that if you make something for social media that you take good care to make sure that you check all of the right boxes and execute your work right the first time.

READ: In A Seriously Awkward Announcement, Vice President Pence Went To Florida To Launch A ‘Latinos For Trump’ Coalition

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Latina L.A. County Deputy Was Shot In The Face But Saved Her Partner’s Life After A Gunman Ambushed Them

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Latina L.A. County Deputy Was Shot In The Face But Saved Her Partner’s Life After A Gunman Ambushed Them

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A shooting that occurred over the weekend in Compton, California has sparked shock, alarm, and outrage.

The shooting occurred sometime around 7 p.m. on Saturday at MLK Transit Center in Compton. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the gunman made his way toward the passenger’s side of the deputies’ car and shot two deputies with a pistol without precedent.

One of the victims is a 31-year-old mother.

On Saturday, the sheriff’s department tweeted surveillance footage of the shooting which also captured the gunman fleeing the scene.

According to reports, the gunman fired into the deputies’ car without pretext.

“This is just a somber reminder that this is a dangerous job, and actions and words have consequences. Our job does not get any easier because people do not like law enforcement,” Alex Villanueva, the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County, said in a statement. “It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time.”

According to Villanueva, both of the deputies (Claudia Apolinar a 31-year-old mother and a 24-year-old man) were sworn in just 14 months ago and are in critical condition at the hospital. According to the sheriff’s department both are “fighting for their lives” but “it looks like they’re going to be able to recover.”

Apolinar and her partner were both shot at close range. Apolinar was shot in the face and torso and her partner sustained multiple gunshot wounds Seeing that he was in need of immediate medical treatment, Apolinar managed to make a tourniquet for him before medics arrived.

According to the New York Post, Apolinar is a former librarian who graduated from the academy last year.

“We’ll see what the long-term impact is. We don’t know that yet, but they survived the worst,” Villanueva explained.

Local officials have announced a $100,000 reward for information on the gunman and his whereabouts.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden spoke out against the attack and condemned it in a statement calling “Acts of lawlessness and violence directed against police officers are unacceptable, outrageous, and entirely counterproductive to the pursuit of greater peace and justice in America — as are the actions of those who cheer such attacks on.”

Speaking about the incident, Democratic US Rep. Adam Schiff called the attack “cowardly.”

“Every day, law enforcement officers put themselves at risk to protect our community,” Schiff stated in a post shared to Twitter. “I hope the perpetrator of this cowardly attack can be quickly brought to justice.”

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