Last night, Laura Loomer, the 27-year-old conservative activist who was banned from Twitter in 2018, won the Republican Nomination for the FL-21 Congressional race:
Laura Loomer (R) has outcampaigned her primary opponents and claimed victory in Florida’s 21st Congressional District. https://t.co/Ngdlpfv2N8
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 19, 2020
This is great news. For one, she’s not an Establishment candidate.
Trump showed that you no longer need to take the traditional, time-honored path into politics–i.e. state politics ⏩ national politics. Laura Loomer built up her name by being a social media personality.
I’ve said for a while now that Trump has opened up the realm of politics to so many more public figures now. No longer do you have to be a career politician to get elected. The media and the political elite will decry this, but only because it’s bad for them. It breaks their stranglehold on power. But it’s fantastic for us: we’re no longer forced to select between “bad” and “worse” career politicians.
Trump did that. He blazed the trail for Loomer.
But Loomer’s victory was a major achievement for another reason: she did it despite being banned from almost every major social media platform.
In addition to being banned by Twitter, according to her Wikipedia page she is also banned from: Facebook, Instagram, Medium, GoFundMe, Venmo, UberEats, Uber and PayPal.
This is great news: it shows that the social media giants can try to silence you, but you can overcome it. It’s incredible that she was able to mount this successful campaign despite being banned from most social media platforms.
Now, Loomer has a tough general election ahead against incumbent Rep. Lois Frankel (D). Frankel ran unopposed in 2018, which isn’t a great sign. FL-21 includes Palm Beach (Trump’s home) as well as Delray Beach and Boynton Beach.
Cook Political Report rates it as a D+9 district, and in 2016 Hillary’s margin there was nearly 20 points over Trump:
Win or lose in the general election, though, Loomer’s primary victory was milestone for patriots in that: a. the GOP Establishment was defeated, b. media smearing and defamation of Loomer didn’t work, and c. Big Tech, despite its best efforts, was unable to silence her and make her go away.