The media has made Democratic millennial candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the face of the next generation. “Millennials are much more open to socialism,” one article declared over at CNN. “28-Year-Old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Pushing For Millennials’ Future Through Politics,” headlined another article.
However, there are other millennial congressional candidates headed to the general election who have a clear path to victory, and they have garnered very little national attention. One of those is 30-year-old Justin Fareed, a Republican running in California’s 24th Congressional District.
In a recent poll commissioned by his campaign, Fareed is nearly tied with Democratic incumbent Salud Carbajal, with Fareed polling at 46 percent and Carbajal barely squeezing by at 47 percent. “Justin is already favorably defined in district,” the pollster, Olive Tree Strategies, concluded. “Once Salud’s record is made common knowledge Justin becomes the clear favorite to win in November.”