With the 2022 midterms looming, several GOP primary candidates are advocating populist agendas, centered on shrinking federal government influence, anti-vaccine mandate planks, as well as policies that are pro-business and pro-education.
Many of these candidates are cognizant that following in the footsteps of the Trump may serve as an excellent strategy, one appealing to Republican voters.
Indeed, the messaging that several candidates have centered their campaigns around present a promising future for them and the GOP in both the short and long term.
Not only are we seeing good general election candidates such as Glenn Youngkin in Virginia, but contenders for 2022 seats reflect a brand of patriotism which will efine their future, and that of the GOP.
For example, in Florida, State House Representative Anthony Sabatini is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla.
With Florida poising to potentially re-district favorably toward the GOP, Sabatini should have an excellent shot at unseating Murphy. He has become somewhat of a cult hero throughout the nation to many conservatives because of his passion for his oppostion to COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates.
A staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment and advocate for removing governmental influence impacting fellow Floridians, Sabatini is no stranger to controversy. He has opposed Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., his own GOP speaker of the the Florida House, and federal courts. Sabatini has actually filed lawsuits in that venue regarding COVID-19 policies.
Sabatini's dynamism has enabled him to stand his ground on many fronts, thus he has the potential to be a passionate, strong voice for liberty in Congress.
Meanwhile, incumbent Rep. Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., faces her own battle against a political outsider: Joe Kent.
Kent is a retired Green Beret who has grown in popularity for his anti-interventionist and anti-endless war sentiments after his wife was killed in action while fighting ISIS in Syria.
Kent has also gained notoriety in the past few months for his staunch opposition to COVID-19 mandates affecting small businesses in his home state and his low tax ideology, which incorporates federal corporate and individual reform.
Kent has become a popular voice for the populist base of the party by attacking corporations and big tech companies, which he argues are negatively impacting Americans.
If you listen to any of his speeches, it's evident Kent has the makings of a future star of the party in some capacity. Hopefully he shines brightly from within the halls of Congress.
Perhaps the most under-the-radar candidate in the nation can be found in Nebraska’s gubernatorial race. The seat will be open in 2022, and many well-funded candidates have already made their intentions clear about running for governor.
But one candidate standing out is State Sen. Brett Lindstrom.
A former Nebraska football quarterback, Lindstrom has served in the state’s legislature since 2014. Throughout his career, Lindstrom has proven to be a reliable voice for liberty, advocating for eliminating Nebraska’s state income tax, spotlighting infrastructure improvement, and improving workforce development in the Corhusker State.
Compared to some of the establishment candidates, Lindstrom is undoubtedly the most intellectually consistent and liberty-minded; he should be Nebraska’s next governor.
These three candidates are just a few of the many different stars the GOP has running within the next two years.
The current state of national culture and ideology, as well as the appeal these candidates possess, gives the GOP ample opportunity to take back the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate in 2022, as well as multiple state legislatures and governors’ mansions in the years to come.
Kenny Cody is a 24-year-old conservative writer and activist from Northeast Tennessee. In addition to his work as a conservative writer and activist, Cody also serves as an English teacher for Cosby Elementary School. Read Kenny Cody's Reports — More Here.
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