Seacoast Current invites every candidate in the Republican primary for a 10- to 15-minute “live taped” unedited interview with Dan Alexander and SNHU Civic Scholar and founder of NH political capital Dean Spiliotes.
Of the three candidates in the Republican first congressional district primary where the Trump administration works, one could say Caroline Levitt was the proudest person of her era.
The 25-year-old Atkinson native, who now lives in the Hamptons, served as assistant press secretary and communications director for New York Rep. Elise Stefanik before announcing her candidacy.
“I’m proud to work for President Trump, arguably the greatest president of my life, and I know many voters in this district feel the same way,” Levitt said. “The FBI raid on his home actually It has emboldened conservatives in New Hampshire, who understand that this is just another act of a corrupt witch hunt against President Trump. Democrats are doing everything they can to prevent him from running again.
Levitt sees herself as a “homegrown candidate” who can defeat Rep. Chris Pappas and reach younger voters while supporting conservative New Hampshire values by putting America and New Hampshire first.
The impact of electing Biden
She sees record high inflation, soaring gasoline prices, disrespect from U.S. allies and the hiring of 87,000 new IRS operatives under the Inflation Reduction Act as a “radical and radical move by the Biden administration to reverse policies implemented by Trump.” dire consequences”.
Levitt said that while some elements of the Inflation Reduction Act would be good for people, she would vote against the measure.
“We have to look at the big picture and where our country is right now. Given 40 years of record-high inflation, I don’t think it would be wise to steal $350 billion in taxes to reduce inflation,” Levitt said.
Like arch-rivals Tim Baxter and Gail Huff Brown Leavitt, she supports a free market in healthcare because she believes it will create pricing transparency and reduce costs through competition.
“The health care system is a mess. There’s no question about it. It’s the only system in the history of the world where you can buy a service, a product, or a commodity, but you don’t know the price until you buy that product, service, or good,” Levitt said.
Levitt said a way will be found to protect those with pre-existing conditions and not hinder lower prices as they have during the Trump administration.
‘The world is laughing at us’
She disagreed with Biden for bolstering U.S. interest in NATO by bringing in new countries such as Poland, Romania, Finland and Sweden, and did not attribute any foreign policy success to the president.
“Anyone who thinks Joe Biden’s so-called foreign policy success is laudable should speak to the families of the 13 young service members killed in the botched evacuation of Afghanistan. They should speak to Vladimir Putin and his Russian atrocities,” Levitt said.
“The whole world is laughing at us because this president doesn’t even know the day to lead our military and lead the country to success like President Trump did,” Levitt said.
Levitt believes the U.S. should return to Trump’s policies, which she called “peace through strength,” ensuring homeland security, tightening the U.S. southern border and preventing “unlawful intrusions” of two million people into the country.
In the year she ran for the primary, she believed that education issues were important to voters. Levitt said she attended school committee meetings where parents opposed “useless mask regulations” that hindered children’s growth.
“I sat down with countless parents who showed me something that was infiltrating and making its way into our New Hampshire public school curriculum. Exeter High School teaches books based on race, gender and sexuality. I totally disagree with this . I think we need to get back to the basics of our education system,” Levitt said.
Levitt said she would support a federal ban on critical race theory and “radical gender theory diversity equity training.” She will also support the Parental Bill of Rights and repeal the Department of Education.
“If our public schools don’t live by their non-traditional gender ideology, Joe Biden threatens to provide school lunch money for our kids in New Hampshire, and you see it. I think that’s just plain wrong.”
Two polls make Levitt the credible #2 candidate behind Matt Morse. “Undecided” leads two polls in mid-August. If she didn’t win the primary, Levitt said she would support the winner.
“We need to get rid of Chris Pappas. That’s the ultimate goal here. Republicans will rally around our campaign on September 13, and I look forward to winning that race,” Levitt said.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or by Twitter @DanAlexanderNH
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