Pro-Gun 17 Year Old Candidate Defeats Republican Incumbent in WV Primary

May 15 2014
by GSL Staff
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522f2222959ae.image_To be fair, her opponent is also pro-gun and pro-liberty, so it sounds like this district is just prone to electing good representatives.

May is a big month for Sara Blair. She is graduating high school later this month, and earlier this week Blair defeated Republican incumbent Larry Kump by a margin of 872-728 for the office of WV state delegate in the Republican primary.

Blair’s campaign literature describe her as a fiscal conservative who is pro gun rights, anti abortion and pro business.

Blair’s primary effort was bolstered by a strong turnout from her fellow high school students who were of voting age.

Blair also likely had some solid political coaching from her father, who once held the seat that she is now running for. He is now a state senator.

From local media reports,

“I don’t have as many biases because I am younger and so I’m more capable of taking the views of the people directly from the district to Charleston,” the Hedgesville High School senior said of her bid to unseat Kump, 66, in Tuesday’s GOP primary.

“I think I’m fully capable of doing the job, and I don’t think it’s rocket science by any means — not if you just listen to the people,” she said.

Blair will face Democrat Layne Diehl in the general election. She is expected to be a favorite as the district is a traditional Republican stronghold.

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