Professional troll Laura Loomer — famously banned from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for her anti-Muslim bigotry and other sins — has come up with a new way to garner herself some attention: she just filed to run for Congress as a Republican in Florida’s 21st Congressional District.
She faces a bit of an uphill battle. As the Daily Beast notes, even if she somehow wins the Republican nomination, she’ll be running against an incumbent, Democrat Lois Frankel, who beat his Republican rival by 27 points in his last contested election. In 2018, the Republicans didn’t bother to run a candidate against him, give how heavily favored Frankel was in the largely Democratic district. And even among far-rightists she’s not exactly universally loved.
It’s also not clear how Loomer will be able to get around during her campaign. She first gained notoriety after claiming that some mean political opponent had slashed her tire, though photos of the tire suggested that it was simply a very old tire that had popped on its own. So who knows if she’s got four functional tires now. And she can’t call an Uber or a Lyft since she’s been banned from both services after refusing to ride with Muslim drivers.
Hell, she may have trouble finding herself late-night snacks, a campaign trail necessity, as she’s been tossed off of Uber Eats as well.
It will certainly be an, er, interesting campaign to point and laugh at. Some have already started.
H/T — The Daily Beast
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