Republican Kat Cammack Went from Homelessness to Congress

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Kat Cammack (R-FL) was recently elected to Congress and shared her account of being homeless.

Cammack’s journey started after Obama’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) took away her family’s cattle ranch out West, she told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily’s Alex Marlow in an interview. She then made the life decision to get involved in politics rather than take over the family business. 

About seven million people lost their homes under that program and very few legislators were vocal about this program’s failure. “The turning point was in April 2011, when … my mom she got the call that we had 23 days to evict, and the Obama initiative which was the HAMP program, his signature housing program, which no one actually signed up to be a part of,” said Cammack, now 32.

The pivotal moment came when she decided to take action and not to allow depression to become the center of attention. Cammack said she needed to “keep on going, and that’s how you pull yourself up from your bootstraps.”

After spending several months in a hotel, Cammack found work on Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-Fla) campaign in 2011. During her time working for Yoho, she maintained oversight of the Congressman’s Human Trafficking Task Force. She also aided in the launch of VA clinics within the district and helped with “the framework of a successful economic development program called ‘Project Putnam,'” according to her website

Cammack defeated Democrat Adam Christensen and will be sworn in as one of at least 17 new conservative female members of the House of Representatives. She’s the youngest Republican woman elected to Congress.

President Donald Trump tweeted his support for the Republican nominee for Florida’s 3rd Congressional on Friday morning. “Kat Cammack will be an incredible Congresswoman and leader for Florida!”

“Only in America can someone go from being homeless to the House of Representatives in less than nine years,” she said.

Cammack’s personal motto according to LinkedIn is, “Go big or go home.” Now, her new home will be in Washington. She assumes office on January 3, 2021.

Corine Gatti-Santillo

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