CONGRESSIONAL candidate Karoline Leavitt isn’t kidding when she says the most problematic figures in Washington have been in office longer than she has been alive. Democratic President Joe Biden (78) was first elected to the United States Senate in 1972. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (81) was first elected to Congress in 1987.

Leavitt, the upbeat Republican who last week announced her candidacy for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District seat, is 23 years old. She was born in 1997.

Patrick Hynes is the president of Hynes Communications. He can be found on Twitter @patjhynes.

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