Last week, Ammar Campa-Najjar announced on Facebook his run for Congress in California’s 50th Congressional District. 28-years-old, he is a small business owner who runs a company called ACN strategies.
Campa-Najjar didn’t go viral for his intentions to run for office. He really caught the attention of thirsty social media because of his smoldering hot good looks.
Ammar Campa-Najjar wrote:
I’m proud to announce my candidacy for California’s 50th Congressional District! Join the Campa campaign today.
My name might be on the ballot, but elections aren’t about candidates. They’re about you and me, becoming an #unstoppablewe — unstoppable in face of adversity, greed, and corruption.
It’s time to bring people back together, pave a path toward a unified future and show how truly indivisible we are. We need to fight for progress and win again, and #togetherwewill.
In the days following the 2016 presidential election, Campa-Najjar penned an essay for the Washington Post about his diverse background and the importance of not letting the America dream die.
“I love this country because it’s a place where the ultimate comeback stories are written — including my family’s own story. Only in America can the son of a Hispanic woman from the barrio and an Arab man from an occupied territory have the freedom to reimagine his life and pursue his dreams.”
“So even in our darkest hours as a nation, don’t let anyone tell you our differences are too vast to bridge, or that your individual struggles are too hard to overcome,” Ammar Campa-Najjar continues. “Chase the American Dream, have faith in the alchemy of America, turn your pain into purpose and begin writing your own ultimate comeback story.”
So what does Ammar Campa-Najjar think about all of the online thirst for his good looks?
“I mean, it’s flattering,” Campa-Najjar told BuzzFeed News. “I hope people focus on my ideas and not my looks.”
He continued: “I’m the candidate. The real casanova of my family is my brother, so take a look at him. He’s the good-looking one.”
“My party lost the election because we were focused too much on the newsroom and not people’s living room and dining rooms and that’s where I intend to spend most of my time,” he said.
Good for Campa-Najjar for focusing the conversation on what matters. Since we aren’t able to vote in his district, all we are thinking is: where the hell is that brother?