First Time Candidate Outraises Incumbent Rep. Duncan Hunter

The San Diego Union Tribune

July 20, 2017

"Ammar Campa-Najjar raised $165,330 from April through June, besting Hunter, who raised $155,625...While Hunter has a solid voter registration advantage and has cruised to re-election in the past, he is now contending with a federal criminal investigation..."

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We Beat Duncan Hunter!

Campaign Updates

July 16, 2017

WE out-raised EVERYONE in this race— including Duncan Hunter. Hunter had never been outraised in his political career. While this is obviously a feat in and of itself, I really do believe that the real achievement lies in how we did it.

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WE Broke the All Time Record!

Campaign Updates

July 14, 2017

WE raised over $165,000 shattering the record for any challenger in this district - ever! WE received support from over 1,000 individual donors! WE beat our fundraising goal by more than 50 percent, out-raising the field of challengers...Combined.

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Ammar to NYT: My Unique Heritage is an Asset, Not a Hindrance

The New York Times

June 26, 2017

"When I talk to people in my district who say they are an illness away from losing their home, I don’t really care about what their political persuasion is. I think when people really cling to their identities they don’t really have sympathy for other communities and their struggles..."

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Teen Vogue Profiles “The Internet’s Favorite Political Candidate”

Teen Vogue

May 29, 2017

“Long before 28-year-old Ammar Campa-Najjar became the internet's favorite political candidate, he was in the trenches listening to the issues that affect real people. He wasn't door knocking or campaigning, but he was opening letters sent to former President Barack Obama in his role as a White House intern, which he snagged after working as the deputy regional field director for Obama's 2012 campaign.”

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East County Mag Profiles Ammar’s Plans for the District

East County Magazine

May 29, 2017

Ammar tells East County Magazine he’s “...running to listen to the problems faced by all people in the district, use his experience in Washington to bring good-paying jobs to East County including rural areas, and bring ‘national pride, not national shame’ as our region’s representative in Congress.”

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Breitbart Highlights Ammar’s Willingness to Work with Trump

Breitbart

May 5, 2017

“Ammar Campa-Najjar, 28, who is of Hispanic and Arabic heritage, said he believes he can pitch progressive ideas to Trump, and that the president may wind up being receptive in the name of ‘political expediency.’”

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Ammar Explains How he Could Work with Trump

The Hill

May 4, 2017

“Campa-Najjar could eventually become part of a new generation in a party looking for fresh faces...While other Democrats hope to capitalize on anti-Trump energy, Campa-Najjar is pitching himself as a politician willing to work with Trump.”

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Huffington Post Talks About Ammar's Heritage as an Asset

Huffington Post

April 28, 2017

"Ammar Campa-Najjar is hoping to draw from his American, Mexican and Palestinian heritages to unite the communities in California’s 50th Congressional District, which has voted Republican for over 30 years..."

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NBC Profiles Our Campaign

NBC News

April 20, 2017

"A young, American-born man of Latino and Arab heritage decided to throw his hat in the political ring after working as a community activist and in the Obama administration..."

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SD Tribune: Why Ammar is an Interesting Hunter Opponent

The San Diego Union Tribune

April 17, 2017

“I don’t come to this race as a Democrat, or as a former Obama administration official. I come as an American,” Ammar says.

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Ammar Explains Bipartisan Support for Apprenticeship Programs

NBC News

January 3, 2017

"Sitting on my old desk at the Department of Labor right now is a memo detailing a ready-made, low risk, high reward and bipartisan federal jobs program that bears a similar name to Trump’s television program. It’s called Registered Apprenticeship..."

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Ammar Writes an Op-Ed for WAPO

The Washington Post

November 19, 2016

"However history looks back on this election, I like to believe that many of us will remember what comes next as not only a challenging time for diversity in America but also an empowering one..."

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Ammar Published an Op-Ed on His History

The San Diego Union Tribune

November 16, 2016

"While the debate on the outcome of this election rages on, one thing is abundantly clear: Millions of Americans still struggle with the idea of America. In many ways, America is still ahead of its time. And yet, our warm welcome to the world, engraved on the Statue of Liberty, still rings true for millions of families today: 'Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.' That’s why I love this country..."

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