California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell has employed gun rights activist Cameron Kasky in his newest bid to reaffirm his tenure because the consultant for the state’s fifteenth congressional district.
Twenty-year-old Kasky, a survivor of the February 2018 mass taking pictures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has made a reputation for himself as a distinguished gun control activist and is not any stranger to partnering with the California Democrat.
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Swalwell leaned on Kasky’s traction as a gun control activist throughout his bid for the presidency within the spring of 2019 and made gun rights reform a cornerstone of his campaign.
The then three-term congressman dropped out of the race for president after simply three months, saying in a press release that following the primary Democratic presidential debate “our polling and fundraising numbers weren’t what we had hoped for, and I no longer see a path forward to the nomination.”
But Swalwell went on to efficiently win a fourth time period by securing a virtually 71% lead over his Republican challenger.
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Fox News couldn’t attain Swalwell’s workplace for remark, however in line with Federal Election Commission filings, Kasky has agreed to assist the congressman in his newest campaign bid within the decrease chamber.
It stays unclear in what capability Kasky shall be concerned within the congressman’s campaign, however filings present he has up to now acquired six salaried funds within the quantity of $813.74 since July 5.
Swalwell has mentioned he was “inspired” by the activists that rose out of the Parkland taking pictures and has written about his need for gun reform.
In February 2019, the California Democrat invited Kasky to attend President Trump’s State of the Union handle as his guest.
“In the face of unimaginable tragedy, Cameron Kasky has shown remarkable strength,” Swalwell mentioned in a statement. “He stands at the forefront of the fight for action to address gun violence.”
Kasky has remained publicly mum on any future involvement with Swalwell, however in a 2019 assertion mentioned he was “proud to stand alongside him in this fight.”
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