First Female Grad at U.S. Military Academy to Challenge Dem Rising Star

Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, South Carolina’s military college, announced her candidacy for South Carolina’s First Congressional District, a prominent target for national Republicans in 2020.

She will run as a Republican, and aims to face off against incumbent Joe Cunningham, a centrist Democrat who flipped the seat for the first time in decades in 2018.

Mace became the first woman to graduate from The Citadel’s Corps of Cadets in 1999.

Mace’s announcement video pledges that she will be an ally for President Trump and emphasized that her candidacy is a rejection of socialism.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.