MeSlop projects the Republican will beat Democrat Moe Davis for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, as soon as held by White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows. Cawthorn, a political newcomer and staunch conservative, pulled off a shock main victory over a candidate backed by President Donald Trump.

New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was beforehand the youngest elected member in modern historical past at 29 years, 2 months and 22 days in 2018.

The youngest Home member ever elected was William Charles Cole Claiborne of Tennessee, elected in 1797 at age 22. He was seated regardless of not assembly the constitutional age requirement of 25 for the Home, in accordance with US Home data.

Cawthorn cited Ocasio-Cortez in his choice to run for workplace. He wrote on his web site that he ran for workplace as a result of “our religion, our freedoms and our values are underneath assault from coastal elites and leftists like (Home Speaker) Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

Cawthorn, who was partially paralyzed in a 2014 automobile accident, is the proprietor of an actual property funding firm and a motivational speaker.

He’s fiscally conservative, anti-abortion, pro-gun and an immigration hardliner. Cawthorn additionally helps time period limits for members of Congress. He says he’s an eighth technology resident of the 11th Congressional District, and that he was homeschooled in Hendersonville.

Cawthorn described himself on his web site as a “constitutional conservative” who’s “dedicated to defending the values of religion, household and the liberty which have made America nice.”

Criticism over Instagram put up on go to to Hitler retreat

Cawthorn got here underneath scrutiny over the summer time for images on his Instagram web page that present him in 2017 visiting Adolf Hitler’s trip home in Germany often known as the “Eagle’s Nest.”
The caption refers to Hitler as “the Fuhrer” and says {that a} go to to the location — a well-liked vacationer vacation spot documenting the horrors of the Nazi regime — had been on his “bucket checklist for awhile” and “didn’t disappoint.”

“Unusual to listen to so many laughs and share such an excellent time with my brother the place solely 79 years in the past a supreme evil shared laughs and good instances along with his compatriots,” the caption states.

Davis, Cawthorn’s Democratic opponent, tweeted, “Hitler’s trip retreat shouldn’t be on my bucket checklist.”

In an interview with MeSlop over the summer time, Davis stopped simply quick of calling Cawthorn a white nationalist, saying, “I believe collectively while you put all of the items collectively, it paints a fairly clear image of somebody that is no less than snug in that setting.”

Cawthorn denounced white nationalism in an interview with WLOS Information 13. “I utterly and wholeheartedly denounce any form of white nationalism, any form of Nazism. We fought a struggle the place the American folks went to struggle to finish the scourge of Nazism throughout this nation and I am very grateful for that as a result of it is evil and its vile,” he mentioned.

And Cawthorn pushed again in opposition to his Democratic opponent’s assertions, accusing Davis in a press release to MeSlop in August of selling “conspiracy theories” and of “bigotry.”

MeSlop’s Kate Sullivan, Sunlen Serfaty and Clare Foran contributed to this story.