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Lauf joins crowded GOP field running for Illinois Congressional seat

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By Colin Froment | Sep 6, 2019

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Catalina Lauf

Republican Latina Catalina Lauf announced her campaign to run for Congress in a video posted on Thursday.

“Someone like me doesn’t fit the mould,” Lauf said in her video. “These days, we’re told our skin color, our gender and our heritage determine who we are. If that’s the case, I would be impossible. But I’m not impossible; I’m the product of the American Dream.”

If elected, Lauf, 26, will be the youngest woman from the Bronx-Queens area to win a Congressional seat, the New York Post reported.

In the video, Lauf said known Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders use “angry voices” to divide those of different color or economic status.

Democrats "use envy and bitterness trying to convince us to surrender our personal freedoms for the false promises of socialism,” Lauf said.

Lauf joins a crowded candidate group of GOP members, including Anthony Catella, Ted Gradel, Danny Malouf, James Marter, Jim Oberweis and Sue Rezin.

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