This Pro-Life 17-Year-Old Just Beat an Incumbent State Legislator

State   Steven Ertelt   May 14, 2014   |   3:27PM    Charleston, WV

If you’re concerned about the future of the country and want to know if the next generation of Americans cares about pro-life issues, look no further than the state of West Virginia. There, pro-life 17-year-old Saira Blair, who will graduate this month, ran on a pro-life platform to beat an incumbent state legislator.

Blair gives hope to pro-lifers wondering if teenagers really “get it” and want to make a difference for life.

sairablairAs the Washington Post reports:

She posts photos of her smoothie habit on Instagram, volunteers at the Martinsburg VA hospital and helps raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation. She will not be eligible to vote until July.

But on Tuesday, she beat a sitting state delegate who was seeking a third term in office.

With all 13 precincts in her Martinsburg-area district reporting, Blair beat state Del. Larry Kump (R) by an 872-728 vote margin.

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Blair campaigned on an antiabortion, pro-Second Amendment platform, offering her cellphone number to constituents and pledging not to go negative. She spent about $4,800 on her campaign, state finance records show (Kump, a former lobbyist, only spent $1,800 on his reelection bid).

“I think I’m fully capable of doing the job, and I don’t think it’s rocket science by any means — not if you just listen to the people,” Blair told the Martinsburg Herald-Mail this week.