Shahid Buttar, a Pakistani muslim lawyer, will face Nancy Pelosi for the 12th Congressional district seat in the California general election. Buttar advanced to the general election after coming in second place in the primary election. Buttar received 15,645 (12.7%) votes, while Pelosi received 89,460 (72.5%) votes in the March primary.
Buttar claims that Pelosi is too soft on President Trump and argues that Pelosi is not progressive enough to represent San Francisco.
On Buttar’s website he calls President Trump a “maniacal president” and says that “San Francisco needs a representative in Washington for whom “resistance” is more than just a hashtag.”
Buttar supports the green new deal and Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s, D-Wash., Medicare-for-All bill. Buttar claims his voice could add value – citing U.S. Representatives Ro Khanna and Ilhan Omar as individuals whose views he says are similar to his.