Support Roger Dean Huffstetler, who is running to represent Virginia’s 5th District as a Congressional House rep in 2018.
Huffstetler was working his way toward a Ph.D in chemistry at Harvard University when he left to join the Marines. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan and later served as chief of staff for Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton (who is also endorsed by 314 Action).
Huffstetler is running against Republican Tom Cotton, a first-term incumbent who shot himself in the foot in epic fashion by meeting with some of the people who organized the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville well before it happened. (Virginia’s 5th District contains the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.) Cotton rejects climate science and is a member of the House Freedom Caucus–in all, a very strange fit for a district that leans moderate. Huffstetler has a decent shot at taking the Congressional seat.
The Democratic primary takes place on May 5, 2018. Huffstetler is one of four candidates in that contest.
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