1st CD challenger Kathy Landing attacks Cunningham’s record

1st CD challenger Kathy Landing attacks Cunningham’s record
June 10 14:14 2019 Print This Article

Republican candidate Kathy Landing announced her bid for the 1st Congressional District in Mt. Pleasant Monday. She went after the voting record of incumbent Democrat Joe Cunningham, citing that he votes along with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) 84% of the time and Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) 90% of the time. Both members are considered to be among the far-left in Congress.

Landing, a Mt. Pleasant Town Councilwoman and certified financial planner, said she would bring her financial and analytical skills to push for balanced budgets. She unveiled her Faith, Family and Freedom platform recently in a YouTube video. Landing cited that her family came to America nearly 400 years ago seeking religious liberty.

After graduating from Duke at the age of 20, Landing married her husband Joe, who was in Navy ROTC at Duke. The couple arrived in the Charleston area in 1984 when Joe received an assignment there as a Navy officer. She quickly launched her career as a certified financial planner. She notes that there are currently no members of Congress who previously worked as investment advisors or financial planners.

In addition to her desire to balance the budget, Landing expressed her support for the rights of the unborn, lower taxes, protecting gun rights, improving infrastructure, and overhauling Obamacare. She concurs with Cunningham in opposing seismic testing and drilling for oil and natural gas off of the South Carolina coast.

In 2018, Cunningham became became the first Democrat to win in the 1st Congressional District, which includes parts of Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton and Beaufort counties, in 40 years. President Donald Trump carried the district by 13 points against Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016.