When a US Senate candidate was campaigning at the Ohio Classic, a constituent’s attempt to flirt with her left him rather red-faced.
Politician and attorney Morgan Harper, 38, was canvassing ahead of November’s elections when a man approached her and said: “I just want to say, you’re gorgeous.”
How the Democratic candidate dealt with the man was a masterclass in turning the tables.
She thanked him, before hitting back with: “I’m also running for US Senate so more importantly, you need to make sure you’re paying attention to my Senate race.”
She posted the encounter to TikTok where it has received over a million views.
One comment reads: “She flipped it around and I’m here for it.”
Another said: “Never heard of her. But I would vote for her.”
She also posted the video to Twitter with the caption: “Broke: Jealous men. Woke: Your fiancé keeps the camera rolling while you get hit on—then the clip goes viral on tiktok [sic].”
Harper entered the 2022 Senate race last month and hopes to triumph over U.S. Representative Tim Ryan in next year’s primaries. Last year, she went up against U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty and, although she lost out to the veteran politician, she presented Beatty with stiff competition by scooping almost a third of the vote in Ohio’s 3rd congressional district.
The Senate hopeful co-founded Columbus Stand Up!, a grassroots organization whose volunteers have stepped up to help the community during the pandemic.
Harper, who studied at high-profile universities like Princeton, Stanford and Tufts, previously worked as a senior advisor at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). She also worked as the director of policy & advocacy at the American Economic Liberties Project, a non-profit organization that aims to break up corporate monopolies.
Her resumé also includes positions at the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the Center for American Progress.