U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack has had it with lawyers – in Congress at least.
The Gainesville Republican has established a political action committee that seeks to get fewer attorneys and more blue-collar Americans sent to Capitol Hill.
According to The Washington Times, Cammack’s GRIT PAC is supporting seven Republican candidates for the House who she asserts represent real diversity, in terms of life skills and professional backgrounds.
“These candidates represent the very best of the growing red wave that will take back the House of Representatives in November,” Cammack said in a statement.
“The American GRIT PAC works to identify candidates who reflect the everyday fabric of our nation — moms and dads, veterans, small business owners, farmers, first responders and beyond.”
Cammack holds the seat once occupied by her former boss, former GOP Rep. Ted Yoho, another Gainesville Republican who spent his career as a large-animal veterinarian before getting his first job in politics when he was elected to Congress in 2012.
Cammack has noted that she herself grew up on a Colorado cattle ranch, and she frequently touts the fact that she is the wife of a first responder.
The Times reported that Cammack is backing the following candidates across the country:
- Mayra Flores in Texas’ 34th District. In her youth, Flores worked alongside her migrant parents in cotton fields in Texas, and works now as a respiratory care practitioner for patients who are older, disabled and have chronic respiratory issues.
- Jennifer-Ruth Green in Indiana’s 1st District. Green is an Air Force veteran and now serves in the Air Reserve Component. She served in the Iraq War as a mission commander for counterintelligence and is the chief information officer for the 122nd Communications Flight, the first black woman to hold that post.
- Monica De La Cruz in Texas’ 15th District. De La Cruz grew up in a single-parent household in the Rio Grande Valley and later began her own insurance agency. Her company once recognized her as one of its top 50 agents in the country.
- Morgan Luttrell in Texas’ 8th District. Luttrell is a former Navy SEAL who in 2009 survived a deadly helicopter crash. He was left with a traumatic brain injury, as well as PTSD, and from that launched a health and wellness initiative for veterans.
- Zach Nunn in Iowa’s 3rd District. Nunn is a state senator and a former Air Force combat pilot.
- Catalina Lauf in Illinois’ 11th District. Lauf is a former adviser in the U.S. Commerce Department under former President Donald Trump.
Lisa Scheller in Pennsylvania’s 7th District. Scheller is chairwoman and president of Silberline Manufacturing Co., a family business that makes ingredients for paints and coatings, and the only certified women-owned business of its kind in the world