Virginia Marine veteran enters House race in bid to make history and flip seat red

A member of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R-VA) administration is hoping to become the first female Marine Corps veteran to be elected to Congress, and she is attempting to flip a coveted blue seat in the process.

Aliscia Andrews, the deputy secretary of homeland security for the Commonwealth of Virginia, announced her decision to enter the race for the 10th Congressional District. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), who currently represents the district, said she would not seek reelection. 

Andrews said her experience as an intelligence analyst in the Marine Corps helped shape her into the leader she is today and that she wants to help fix certain problems related to national security, education, and the economy.

“It’s more expensive now to live than ever before,” Andrews told Fox News. “Families are having to make hard decisions when it comes to their
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