We’re still a year away from the 2020 elections. Yet it’s already shaping up to be a brutal battlefield. Our team at Law Enforcement Today is keeping our eyes on the candidates who stand behind law enforcement… regardless of which side of the aisle they are on.
Three years ago, Atlanta’s northern suburbs were considered comfortable ground for the GOP. But things shifted in 2017 in what became the most expensive House race in congressional history, when Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff faced off to succeed Tom Price.
While Handel won that contest, she suffered a surprising defeat at the hands of Democratic gun control activist Lucy McBath a year later. Now national are expected to pour millions into the district.
Handel wants a rematch against McBath… she’s facing a formidable opponent in one of the most pro-law enforcement candidates we’ve ever seen.
Enter: Marjorie Taylor Greene.
She’s known as being a loving mom and successful businesswoman. With just enough of a southern accent to make you adore her right away.
She owns a commercial construction company called Taylor Commercial.
“I bought my father’s construction company in 2002 and expanded our work to 11 different states. My company has created thousands of jobs over the past 17 years. I also opened and grew a thriving gym called CrossFit Passion in my district,” she said.
She’s pushing to slash government spending and pass legislation to replace federal personal and corporate income taxes with a national retail sales tax.
She’s a hardcore supporter of law enforcement… and is so passionate about giving a voice to those whose voices have been silenced that she’s reached deep into her own pockets to do so.
Earlier this year, she loaned herself $500,000 in seed money to run the campaign.
“As a proud contributor and partner with Law Enforcement Today, I am a huge supporter of all law enforcement not only in my community, but nationwide,” she said.
She believes we owe a debt of gratitude to our police.
“As a business owner in my district, and a Mom of three kids, I am very grateful to our police for keeping our community safe,”
She says we are facing a scary new time in America for those who serve and protect.
“In today’s climate of anti-American and anti-police sentiment coming from the left, we are seeing an unprecedented hate for our brave men and women who are called to the honorable line of duty which is law enforcement,” she said.
She argues that it’s lead to anti-police rhetoric from Democrats running for President – all of them.
“Worse than a lack of support some of them want true lawlessness in our country with their open borders, demands to defund and dismantle ICE, and constant calls that police are racist,” she said.
She argues it’s lead to a rise of groups like Black Lives Matter and terrorist organizations like Antifa.
“With destructive vocal influencers like Nike sponsored anti-flag failed NFL quarter back Colin Kaepernick, radical billionaire leftist George Soros Open Society subsidizing and stoking hatred for ICE and Border Patrol, and anti-American Communist House Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez who demonizes ICE, Homeland Security, and harasses Border Patrol, now more than ever we need elected leaders who will take a stand for our nation’s men and women in law enforcement,” she said.
Greene has actually written for Law Enforcement Today in the past.
“I have already been fighting against anti American elected leaders like Nancy Pelosi when I wrote a White House Petition in January to impeach Nancy Pelosi for crimes of Treason because as Democrat majority house leader, Pelosi forced a government shut down and refused to fund America’s border wall,” she said.
Why? Because she believes it’s created a threat to law enforcement and to Americans.
“This hurt our law enforcement by continuing to put their lives in danger by the thousands of migrants who illegally enter our country every day and law enforcement agents like ICE and Border Patrol still had to protect our country during that time without a paycheck because of Nancy Pelosi’s actions. My White House Petitions garnered over 182,000 signatures in only 30 days,” she said.
She delivered that petition to Pelosi’s office on February 22 and then led an organized march and rally from the Capitol to the White House on February 23rd in support of President Trump and demanding Congress fund the wall.
“I’m nobody special, I’m just an American and I’m a business owner, and I just I decided it’s time to stand up and speak out for the Angel Families, for our nation’s purity, and our veterans, and our law enforcement,” she told Breitbart News.
Many of her friends are police or married to a police officer in my community, she said. And she’s seen the impact.
“I have friends who have been shot in the line of duty, suffer daily from PTSD from the emotional scars gained doing their job, and we all know the tragic statistic that more first responders die from suicide than in the line of duty each year,” she said.
“If my district elects me, I will be one of the most Pro Law Enforcement Representatives in the United States House of Representatives.”
Her opponent, Lucy McBath, is a national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action – both Michael Bloomberg funded gun control groups. She became an anti-gun activist because tragically McBath lost her son during a shooting at a Florida gas station in an argument over loud music.
Lucy McBath stood on the Capital steps recently when introducing her red flag gun confiscation bill, and said she wants a “gun free society.”
“Lucy McBath’s main platform is gun control. That was the issue she ran for office on and still campaigns on,” she said.
Greene argues that Democrat Lucy McBath has a side by side voting record of 92% the same as AOC and Ilhan Omar.
“She promised small business owners like me here in our district that she would not vote for the $15 Living Wage because she said it would hurt small businesses. She lied to us and just recently voted to pass the $15 Living Wage,” she said.
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Over the weekend, Law Enforcement Today introduced you to a young woman who is also running for Congress and quickly becoming known as the “anti-AOC”.
She’s a young Latina. She’s from Illinois. She’s running for Congress. And she’s the polar opposite of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
She’s conservative. She’s smart. She’s gorgeous. She supports law enforcement. She actually loves America. Her idol is Ronald Reagan. And she’s not afraid to ruffle feathers.
Her name is Catalina Lauf, and she’s 26-years-old. Her goal is to steal a Democratic-held seat outside Chicago.
If she’s able to pull it off, she’d destroy Bronx-Queens representative’s record as the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
She announced her bid for Illinois 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, taking on incumbent Democrat Lauren Underwood.
Lauf is a former Trump administration adviser and describes herself as “Latina by heart, American first”.
She was born to an American father and Guatemalan mother. And she’s a huge supporter of law enforcement.
“I have and always have been, a supporter of our First Responders,” Lauf told Law Enforcement Today.
She says the deserve recognition and protection for a lifelong sacrifice.
“People forget that our men and women in uniform are human, they’ve pursued a career that puts their lives on the line for the safety of others. It pains me to see when they are blatantly disrespected, their work politicized when they are doing a job that they’ve been trained to do. And that’s to protect you and me.”
Lauf shared an announcement video, saying Ocasio-Cortez was among the “angry voices who seek to divide us.”
“I think people like AOC and that group are focusing on an agenda that is so detrimental to our country,” Lauf said. “They are not being leaders. They are part of the problem.”
She says it’s that same problem leading to attacks on law enforcement.
“It takes mental fortitude and strong character to do what these people do. Our men and women in uniform deserve the upmost respect and support by our communities. We should honor their duty, understand it’s a tough job, and recognize their safety is one we can’t live without,” she said.
Long before deciding she was going to run for office, she says she went on a ride-along with a friend of hers who is a police officer. It changed everything for her.
“Just in one night, I witnessed a homicide, and another person who would have died by a drug overdose had there not been a team of cops there to save him. And this was all in the span of two hours,” she said.
It was an experience that stuck with her.
“For me, witnessing that was heavy. But imagine seeing and experiencing that everyday. Going to work, not knowing what the day is going to bring. Our men and women in uniform do that everyday, and they do it because they have a mission in life to serve and protect.”
And how are they thanked? She said it’s beyond disheartening.
“Now imagine just for doing your job and wearing that uniform, you’re criticized, thrown things at, yelled at, politicized by the same people you serve and protect? Completely not fair. And so un-American.”
She’s also infuriated with the idea that as a minority and a female – not to mention one of immigrant parents – that she should be anti-Trump.
“I’m the daughter of a legal immigrant,” she said. “We’re for legal immigration. That’s not racism. You should be a law-abiding citizen,” she said.
Her father was a small-business owner, and Lauf described herself as a proud capitalist who was inspired by her entrepreneurial father’s various businesses.
She then studied at Miami University of Ohio, where she became involved in the college Republican group before obtaining a bachelor of communications at the age of 20.
After college, she worked for Uber in Chicago in community partnerships before becoming a special adviser to the Department of Commerce last year.
What was the straw that broke the camel’s back in her decision to run? When earlier this month, Underwood called for the impeachment of Trump.
In the 2018 midterm election, Underwood narrowly won election with 52.5% of the vote in a mostly rural, traditionally Republican district.
Lauf plans on fixing that come 2020.
She’s got our vote.
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