World champion professional boxer Jessie Vargas launched a campaign for Nevada’s Monday Fourth District of the United States Congress as a Republican candidate.
“I am not a politician”, Vargas said in a campaign statement Monday. “And that’s exactly what we need in DC – we need non-politicians to fight for us and get things done. We need a fighter who will fight to control Washington’s spending and inflation, improve our schools, and keep our streets and neighborhoods safe.
“This is the biggest fight of my life,” he continued. “I will fight for Nevadans to protect the American Dream.”
Vargas also said in his statement that “Washington is broken,” claiming that President BidenJoe Biden Nicaragua Ortega Prepares to Win Election Amid International Criticism Representative Gosar Releases Anime Video Showing Him Hitting Biden, Ocasio-Cortez Overnight Energy & Environment – Presented By ExxonMobil – Activists Cry Over COP26 Draft MORE and president of the Chamber Nancy pelosiNancy Pelosi Spending Bill Tackles Senate Christie’s Fight in 2020 Election: ‘No Matter Where You Are, It’s Over’ After a Brutal Election Day, Democrats Make a Wise Return to Downtown MORE (D-Calif.) He has taken the government “too far to the left.”
“Now is the time to fight back, cut spending in Washington, create better schools for our children, and support the police that keep us safe. The American dream came true for me, but Washington’s liberal policies are making it more difficult for everyone, ”Vargas said. “I want the American dream to come true for my daughter and for all the people of District 4.”
It’s official! I’m running for the United States Congress! (Nevada-4) Nevada has given me a lot. Now, I spend my time fighting to keep the American dream alive! https://t.co/37nbEZa40u Join the Vargas team by contributing here: https://t.co/WDgSN7KvAD” pic.twitter.com/2HyIRXvBEV
– Jessie Vargas (@jessievargas_) November 8, 2021
Vargas, the son of Mexican immigrants, retired from professional boxing in 2020 and won the world lightweight and welterweight championships in a span of three years. reported the Nevada Independent.
Vargas, who was on Mexico’s 2008 Olympic boxing team, told the Nevada newspaper that he left the Democratic Party over “absurd issues.”
“The Democratic Party left me,” Vargas told the Nevada Independent. “It was then that I made the decision to run as a Conservative. I mean, it’s pretty clear. I am pro-life. I am pro-guns. I am totally in favor of family values and having strong law enforcement. “
Vargas joins several Republican candidates, including veteran insurance salesman Sam Peter and former basketball player Tony Lane, in challenging the incumbent representative. Steven HorsfordSteven Alexander HorsfordBlack Caucus Emerges Winner in Spending Package CBC Chairman: Spending Bill Will Include Funding for HBCU, Housing, Child Care Proposals to Reform Supports for Parents Face Obstacles MORE (D-Nev.).
Horsford recently won his 2020 re-election bid, defeating Republican challenger Jim Marchant by 4.9 percentage points, The Nevada Independent noted.