Karoline Leavitt wins Republican primary in New Hampshire

Former Trump press staffer Karoline Leavitt has won the Republican  primary in New Hampshire's first congressional district, according to a  race call by The Associated Press.

Leavitt, 25, is only the second member of Generation Z to win a House primary and the first Republican. The 2022 midterm season is the first time the eldest Gen Zers are eligible to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, where 25 is the minimum age to serve.

Former Trump press staffer Karoline Leavitt has won the Republican  primary in New Hampshire's first congressional district, according to a  race call by The Associated Press.

Though Mowers narrowly led in polls against Leavitt ahead of the primary, the most recent University of New Hampshire survey added uncertainty, finding that nearly a fourth of respondents were still undecided just two weeks from the election.

Where they differ is on the result of the 2020 election – Leavitt openly trumpeted the former president's lie that he won, while Mowers has not directly addressed it. Trump did not endorse a candidate in the primary race, but the matchup divided support among Republican leaders in Congress.

Leavitt's connection to Stefanik partially links back to her historic  start in Congress, when the New York Congresswoman made history in 2014  as the youngest woman ever elected to the House when she took office.

Throughout her campaign, Leavitt framed her youth as an asset rather than a deterrent – arguing that younger voters need to hear from more conservative voices – even though a majority of those voters lean towards Democratic candidates.

Leavitt's win comes less than a month after Democratic candidate Maxwell Frost made history as the first member of Gen Z to win a congressional primary.