ELECTION 2020

At 25, Madison Cawthorn Will Be Youngest Member Of Congress

Nov 4, 2020, 6:47 AM | Updated: 7:17 am
In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, North Ca...
In this screenshot from the RNC’s livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, North Carolina congressional nominee Madison Cawthorn addresses the virtual convention on August 26, 2020. The convention is being held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic but will include speeches from various locations including Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, DC. (Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)
(Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)

While a number of races across the country have yet to be decided, one potential win in North Carolina is turning heads.

Madison Cawthorn is 25 years old. If he wins the election, he would become the youngest member of Congress in modern history, according to U.S. House records.

According to the NBC affiliate in Fort Wayne, Cawthorn will win the race. The Associated Press has also called the race for Cawthorn.

The young rising GOP star will be representing North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. The seat was previously held by Republican Rep. Mark Meadows, who left to serve as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.

Cawthorn first drew attention after defeating Trump’s preferred candidate in an upset in the June GOP primary runoff.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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At 25, Madison Cawthorn Will Be Youngest Member Of Congress