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House GOP re-election arm spotlights candidate running in key swing district who beat drug addiction


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FIRST ON FOX: Lisa Scheller points out that “America is the land of opportunity and second chances and that’s my story.”

Scheller, who is the GOP nominee in one of the nation’s most competitive House districts, shared in a media effort paid for by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) that she “overcame drug addiction and founded Hope and Coffee, a place where those recovering from addiction can get their lives back on track.”

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The NRCC makes Scheller the second nominee it runs in its “Project Spotlight” initiative to highlight the party’s top recruits who represent what the House GOP reelection arm calls “the unique stories and diversity of the Republican Party.” in communities across the country.” Scheller’s video was first shared with Fox News Digital on Monday.

Lisa Scheller is the 2022 GOP nominee in Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, one of the most competitive House districts in the nation.
(National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC))

Scheller, who won her primary last week, is the Republican candidate challenging Democratic Representative Susan Wild in Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district, located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley and including Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.

“The Lehigh Valley has been my home for 35 years,” says Scheller.

The candidate, who runs Silberline, a manufacturing company that employs hundreds of people, notes that “Pennsylvania is where I kept my manufacturing business and created good-paying jobs.”

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And under photos of Wild and President Biden, Scheller says ‘our elected officials have failed the families of Pennsylvania’ and ‘the Lehigh Valley needs a fighter willing to do whatever it takes to make Washington work. for us”.

Lisa Scheller’s story is an American story,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer told Fox News Digital in a statement. “Scheller’s perseverance, determination and commitment to her community are exactly what voters are looking for in their representatives in Congress. We can’t wait to help Lisa defeat Pelosi trailblazer Susan Wild.”

The NRCC says its initiative will feature one candidate per month ahead of the November election.

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The committee kicked off its series last month by spotlighting Monica De La Cruz, the GOP candidate in Texas’ 15th congressional district, a district along the US-Mexico border.

As the GOP lost the White House and Senate majority in the 2020 election, House Republicans defied expectations and took a big chunk of the Democratic house majority. The GOP needs a net gain of just five seats in the 435-member chamber in November’s midterm elections to regain the majority it lost in the 2018 midterm elections.

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