Fmr Trump Adviser Draws ‘Contrast’ From AOC in Her 2020 Congressional Run: ‘I’m Pro-America’

A 26-year-old former Trump administration adviser announced that she is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Illinois.

During an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Monday, Republican congressional candidate Catalina Lauf (R-Ill.) — whose mother is a legal immigrant from Guatemala and father owns a small business — talked about her candidacy for the House.

Lauf said that she and her family have “such a profound love of entrepreneurship, and limited government, and allowing for small businesses to thrive.”

She continued on to say that “entrepreneurship” and “small business” make up a “big platform” of her campaign.

“My district has a lot of small business owners,” said Lauf. “And we need to ensure we’re creating an environment that really fosters that growth.”

Lauf also pushed back on assertations that President Donald Trump is a “racist,” saying that he is not and that “many other Hispanic-Americans” that came to the U.S. legally are “insulted by that” because they entered the country “the right way.”

“He’s not a racist. People like my mom and my grandmother and many other Hispanic-Americans who have come here legally feel so insulted by that, because they did it the right way. And there is a process for it. You should be a law-abiding citizen. President Trump is doing his best to protect the country, and we should be enforcing legal immigration laws.”

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If Lauf wins, she will become the youngest-ever woman representative elected to Congress, taking the title from 29-year-old self-described democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

The Illinois Republican is not afraid of people comparing her to the freshman New York Democrat, saying that if there was a comparison between her and Ocasio-Cortez, it is that she is “driven” by her love for America and not “a hate” for what the country “stands for.”

“I’m not anti-anyone, I’m pro-America,” Lauf said. “But if there’s a contrast [with Ocasio-Cortez], it’s that I’m driven by a love for my country, not a hate for everything it stands for.”

Lauf announced her candidacy via a video on Twitter Thursday. She is aiming to take the seat from freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), who unseated former Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) in the 2018 midterm election.

“Some may say I don’t fit the mold, but I’m a product of the American Dream. Today we see that Dream under attack from the divisive far-left,” wrote Lauf in a tweet accompanying the video. “I’m running for Congress to defend the promise of the American Dream.”

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Sandra Jenkins
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We pray you win and help eradicate the Socialist attempted coup of our country. Good luck!

Bonnie Keever
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Very good luck I stand behind you

James
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You go, girl. America needs people with the RIGHT attitude to be representatives of and for the people; not far-out-of-touch anti-everything Marxists like AOC and her ilk.

Phoenix
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Screwtape – be fair. I dont like AOC eother but she worked on campaigns and other jobs prior to running herself. She wasn’t JUST a bartender.

Catalina Lauf was an uber driver before her job as an advisor. When you are young, your job history always looks goofy.

Screwtape
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I can understand why certain primitives (like those who practice identity politics) might pigeonhole her with AOC. They are both young, Hispanic, and women.

Smarter persons would see that the two are vastly different. One is a former WH adviser, the other an ex-bartender (despite two “degrees”) who reportedly hogged tips. (how absolutely Socialist).

One sounds like a smart young woman who loves her country. The other sounds, oddly, like a spoiled, ungrateful tween with an underdeveloped brain.

I’m seeing a lot of contrast between the two, but I’m not a primitive.

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