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Nation's Youngest GOP State Party Chairman Announces Bid for Congress

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Conrad Lucas, the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party and the youngest GOP state party chairman in the nation, has announced he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, The Herald Dispatch reported.

Lucas, who just turned 36, joins several other Republicans seeking the 3rd District seat. It is currently held by GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins, who has announced plans to vacate it to run for the Senate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

The House seat is expected to go to a Republican, because President Donald Trump won the district by 73 points in 2016, according to the Washington Examiner. The party primary is scheduled for May.

Lucas said he is solidly behind Trump, telling the MetroNews: "I know President Trump is under attack by a lot of folks in the liberal media and a lot of folks in Congress and I look forward to standing there on his side to represent West Virginia and the way West Virginia deserves to be represented."

Lucas, a native West Virginian, says his platform includes defending the Second Amendment, defunding Planned Parenthood, fighting terrorism both in the United States and abroad, and ensuring that the coal, gas and agricultural industries rebound, according to the Dispatch.

Lucas told the Examiner that the two main political parties "have such a distinction now in their philosophies. For so long, Democrats from West Virginia would go to Washington and do one thing, and say different things when they came back."

He added that it was time for a representative to do in Congress exactly what he promised his constituents.

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Conrad Lucas, the chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party and the youngest GOP state party chairman in the nation, has announced he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives, The Herald Dispatch reported.
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