Conservative spokesman Ron Meyer, 23, announced on Wednesday that he is forming an exploratory committee for a possible 2014 run for Congress against Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA). If elected, Meyer, who will turn 25 just prior to the election, would be among the youngest persons ever elected to the U.S. Congress.
"It's easy to yell at Washington politicians about how they're stealing from the next generation,” said Meyer in an interview with Breitbart News. “I'm done yelling--it's time to act. President Obama and my congressman, Gerry Connolly, think we should never balance the budget. They believe in eternal deficits."
A former spokesman and public relations officer for Young America’s Foundation and American Majority Action, Meyer has appeared on numerous national television programs, including: Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and Fox Business. Meyer says he plans to use his communications skills to help stop runaway spending in Washington.
"During this election, I plan to do everything in my power to save young Americans from trillion-dollar-a-year interest payments on the national debt, because that's what an Obama-Connolly future looks like in the next decade," said Meyer.
In 2010, Connolly nearly lost reelection, edging out his Republican challenger by just 900 votes. Meyer, who lives in Herndon, says he thinks this time around Virginians want a change.
“We need a game-changer in Congress. Experienced politicians with typical backgrounds have time-and-time-again failed the American people,” said Meyer. “It seems the more "experience" politicians gain, the more they lose their integrity and forget how to balance a budget.
No sooner had Meyer announced his creation of an exploratory committee than did the Washington Post begin attacking him. But Meyer says he is focused on how Connolly and Obama’s policies have attacked the economic security of his fellow Virginians.
"The people of Fairfax and Prince William counties deserve a Congressman who will work tirelessly to balance the budget, save our government from bankruptcy, and focus on sustainable transportation solutions," Meyer told Breitbart News. “As it stands, many Northern Virginia jobs and services would be the first to go when the government runs out of money--that's why we need real budget solutions."
Meyer says he plans to make his final decision as to whether to run for Congress next month.