In Indiana, Jennifer-Ruth Green, whose mother is Filipino and whose father is black, won the Republican primary in the state’s first congressional district in May, garnering 49.2 percent of the Republican vote. She is a veteran of the U.S. military and a first-time candidate who is focusing her campaign on national security and the economy.
Exclusive — GOP Candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green: Pelosi Tearing up Trump’s SOTU Address ‘Led Me into This Race’
Jennifer-Ruth Green, Republican nominee to represent Indiana’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, told Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Sunday host Joel Pollak she decided to run for office when she witnessed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tear up a printout of then-President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech on February 4, 2020.
Sabato’s Crystal Ball changed Indiana’s 1st Congressional District from “leans Democratic” to a “toss up” Thursday, becoming the second political analysis website to do so in the last couple of weeks. It’s the latest sign that U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan, a Democrat could face a tough reelection campaign in a district that’s been a Democratic stronghold for nearly a century.
Republican candidate for Indiana’s First Congressional District Jennifer-Ruth Green raised more money in the last quarter than incumbent U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan, D-Highland, according to Federal Election Commission data.
District-level polling conducted by party strategists continues to show softness for Democratic incumbents in places that haven’t seen a competitive race in eons, and that includes freshman Rep. Frank Mrvan in Northwest Indiana’s 1st CD.
EXCLUSIVE: Republican challenger Jennifer-Ruth Green announces massive fundraising haul in tight House race
Indiana Republican House candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green is set to announce a massive fundraising haul Wednesday, a positive sign for her campaign seeking to oust incumbent Democrat Rep. Frank Mrvan in a tight race to represent the state’s 1st Congressional District.
Jennifer-Ruth Green is seeking to turn a slice of northwest Indiana red in the House for the first time since Herbert Hoover was president. Green is the Republican nominee in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District and is trying to oust Democratic Rep. Frank Mrvan after a single, two-year term.
Jennifer-Ruth Green watched a polarized House chamber during the 2020 State of the Union address and thought her military background could help her make a difference.
Jennifer-Ruth Green is no stranger to overcoming odds. Ms. Green, an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq, is one of just 150 Black women who are professional pilots in the country. She learned Japanese when she was a child, founded her own nonprofit to help at-risk youth learn about the aerospace industry, and is now seeking to flip a historically blue Indiana district in November.
When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tore up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in February 2020, she inspired a Black female Iraq War veteran to run for office – as a Republican. As Lt. Col. Jennifer-Ruth Green watched Ms. Pelosi’s symbolic gesture on television, she thought to herself: Congress declares war. If you are telling me that you are not listening, how do I know when you declare war that you have heard all sides?
Veteran Mounts Challenge Against Democrat in Midterms, Could Become Only Black Republican Woman in House
When Jennifer-Ruth Green, a black woman, won an overwhelming victory in Indiana’s 1st Congressional District Republican primary in May, she helped improve the chances that the GOP would take the once-reliable Democratic district in the general election. Not only did Green, a political newcomer, beat an accomplished politician, Blair Milo, who served as mayor of LaPorte, Indiana, and is currently in the administration of Indiana’s Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, she also won by a comfortable margin.
Former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley will endorse Air Force veteran Jennifer-Ruth Green on the heels of her May 3 primary victory in Indiana’s First District, Haley told the Daily Caller.