California Democrat looking to flip a House seat in next year’s midterms believes he can appeal to both sides of the aisle — and even pitch progressive ideas to President Trump.
Ammar Campa-Najjar, a 28-year-old communications staffer and former campaign worker of
Mexican and Arab heritage, says his background and resume put him in a position to succeed in the red district he hopes to represent.
“I talk about never being Arab enough in Gaza, Hispanic enough in the Barrio or American enough in the post-9/11 world,” he told The Hill during a recent interview.
“I just don’t come in with this preconceived notion of prejudice. … It allows me to have an open mind and be tolerant, see the world from their vantage point.”