Young Candidate Trolled by Anti-Semites Routed in California Congress Primary
Erin Schrode, the 25-year-old Jewish Congressional candidate who was subjected to vicious online anti-Semitic abuse, was routed in a California primary battle — and another young Jewish insurgent lost in New Jersey.
Schrode won just 8% of the vote in her northern California second district, falling badly to incumbent Rep. Jared Huffman who took nearly 70% of the votes. He will face a Republican challenger in the November general election.
Public service is my mission. That will not die on June 8, or November 8, or two years from now, or four years from now,” Schrode told the New York Times.
Schrode, who started a non-profit focusing on sustainability, was aiming to become the youngest representative in Congress.
After she was profiled in national media, anti-Semites and supporters of Donald Trump attacked her with death and gang-rape threats.
On the other side of the nation, 25-year-old Alex Law took 30% of the vote in a quixotic primary battle against Democratic Party boss Rep. Donald Norcross in a southern New Jersey district.
Law suggested that he knew the writing was on the wall, but insisted he proved a point by mounting a credible challenge to Norcross.
“The reality is we did something that no other campaign has been able to do in South Jersey,” he told Politicker NJ.