Vikram Enters Race for Congress

Vikram Enters Race for Congress

Vikram Mansharamani, a Lincoln-based entrepreneur and author, is launching a campaign for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District, joining the Republican primary.Mansharamani, the 2022 Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, remained diligently connected with GOP and conservative groups over the past 18 months, and as he officially embarks on a campaign for Congress, he said he’s already in touch with the concerns of the voters.

“For the last couple years, I’ve been running around the state, serving in various capacities, and I’ve listened to lots of families,” he said. “They are crying out for help. People want change. They’re done with the old Washington, D.C., bureaucracy.”

Mansharamani said his two top issues are fighting inflation and illegal immigration.

“All of these costs are rising. They’re not going down,” he said. “And so, we’ve got to deal with inflation. That’s number one. Number two, the border is also broken. We know that an open border is not a border, and we have to deal with that. That’s another example of Washington dysfunction.”

Mansharamani joins Lily Tang Williams in the 2nd District Republican primary. Additional GOP candidates could enter the race, as well, including 2022 District 2 GOP primary runner-up and former Keene Mayor George Hansel.

Mansharamani said he’s the political outsider in the race.

“Coming up with solutions, being practical – that, I think, is what we need,” he said. “So, an outsider, a voice of reason, someone who’s reasonable, who can see the big picture.”

Mansharamani backed former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley in the first-in-the-nation primary, but he said he’s perfectly comfortable sharing a Republican ticket with former President Donald Trump.

“Look, as I just said, I am a capitalist. I am someone who believes in equal opportunity,” he said. “I think that is a really stark contrast, equal opportunity versus equal outcomes.”