Amidst a sea of miserable, enraging, mildly promising and different election outcomes tonight, one victory has confirmed to be actually inspiring. And that it occurred in Florida.
In a state that has voted overwhelmingly in help of goons like Governor Ron DeSantis, Democrat Maxwell Frost gained Florida’s tenth Congressional District—based in Orlando—by a landslide, capturing 58.8% of the vote (at time of posting) towards his nearest competitor, Republican Calvin Wimbish, on 39.7%.
Frost’s victory is notable for a lot of causes. You’ll see him hailed in most reviews because the “first member of Era Z elected to Congress”, since he’s simply 25 years outdated, and don’t get me unsuitable, that’s an unimaginable achievement.
However we’re right here as a result of Frost is, no less than on document, additionally the primary Kingdom Hearts fan elected to Congress. Right here he’s again in 2017:
Usually digging up a politician’s outdated tweets is a supply in both boredom or frustration, since—given their superior age—many Congressmen and Senators within the US had been already image-conscious politicians by the point they started utilizing the platform.
However Frost was simply 20 when he wrote that Tweet. Only a common man, doing what all of us used to do on The Hellsite, specifically sharing little snippets of the individuals and issues that we love.
Frost ran as a result of the incumbent, Democratic Val Demings, vacated the seat to try to (unsuccessfully) problem Marco Rubio within the Senate elections. In a newer Tweet, he mentioned “WE WON!!!! Historical past was made tonight. We made historical past for Floridians, for Gen Z, and for everybody who believes we deserve a greater future. I’m past grateful for the chance to characterize my house in the USA Congress.”
Simply so that you don’t assume he went straight from being a man posting about Kingdom Hearts on Twitter to Congress, as NPR report Frost has been an activist for nearly a decade now, and had beforehand “served because the nationwide organizing director for March for Our Lives, a gaggle that advocates for gun management coverage”.