Far-right media personality Laura Loomer decisively lost her bid to represent Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives, despite supportive words from President Donald Trump, meaning the congressional district in which Trump votes will continue to be represented by Democrat Lois Frankel.
▪︎Frankel won her reelection bid in Florida’s 21st Congressional District — which includes Palm Beach — by a 20-point margin as of 8:20 p.m., the Associated Press reported.
▪︎Loomer, a 27-year-old self-described Islamophobe who has been banned from almost every social media platform due to anti-Muslim speech, won the Republican nomination in August, but she was not expected to win the general election in this deep-blue district.
▪︎Laura Loomer was specifically banned from Twitter in 2018 after disparaging posts about Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and her Muslim faith.
Despite the long-shot status of Loomer’s bid, she earned support from the district’s most famous resident. Trump, a native New Yorker who is registered to vote at Mar-a-Lago, called Frankel a “Pelosi puppet” in August and claimed Loomer has a “great chance” at winning. Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump also appeared at a campaign event with Loomer.
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