26-year-old Tea Party member challenges Boehner in primary

David Lewis
David Lewis

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - David Lewis, a 2009 UC grad who's worked at a local bank for the past six years, is taking on the arduous task of challenging Speaker John Boehner in the 8th Congressional District the Republican primary.

"What made me want to run against Speaker Bohener, was that I found out that his words were empty rhetoric" Lewis said.
Lewis, an Evangelical Christian with a wife and a daughter spends the majority of his time in Washington D.C. lobbying and protesting for pro life issues.
Youtube video shows the 26-year-old tea party activist taking part in a sit-in in front of Sen. Harry Reid's DC office calling for the de-funding of planned parenthood. He and other protestors were arrested when they refused to leave the premises, as far as Lewis' experience in politics, he says he's been lobbying politicians for a considerable amount of time.
"For years I've been lobbying politicians," Lewis said.
Lewis says he once supported Boehner, but says his action on issues regarding the President's healthcare plan and Planned Parenthood, have forced him to face off, but what makes him think he can win?
"I want to let the voters have an alternate choice, because it was completely in Speaker Boehner's power to de-fund obamacare and planned parenthood," Lewis said.
Lewis will officially announce his candidacy for U.S. House on Monday at Speaker Boehner's West Chester office. John Boehner's office had no comment on Lewis' announcement.

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