Darius Mayfield, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, will seek the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s 12th district next year in a bid to take on four-term Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing).
“I am not a Republican,” Mayfield said after the 2020 presidential election. “I am a Donald Trump Republican.
This could create a 2022 congressional contest between a Trump Republican and Watson Coleman, one of the most staunchly anti-Trump members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mayfield was among a group of GOP activists who argued that that the election was stolen from Trump, an allegation that has not been corroborated with evidence.
“Biden won the FEWEST amount of counties of ANY President EVER but received the MOST votes ever. Rolling on the floor laughing Yea ok! They “steal” Thinking face won’t clarify which counties he ACTUALLY won,” Mayfield wrote on Twitter.
The 35-year-old East Brunswick resident describes himself as a local businessman and active philanthropist on his campaign website.
“Politicians have become comfortable demonizing and disrespecting the very people they represent, posturing unwarranted confidence, and corrupted by absolute power,” Mayfield said. “This means tackling corruption, making school choice the right of all our youth, instituting term limits, thus, beginning to breakdown the political cartels at their source and replacing it with a government, really, for the people and by the people.”
Mayfield was among ta group of New Jersey volunteers who spent time in Georgia last month helping to re-elect U.S. Senators David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler.
Their efforts merited a shout-out from Loeffler on Twitter.
Watson Coleman was re-elected by a 66%-33% margin against Old Bridge Councilman Mark Razzoli in 2020.