First on Fox: Miss Pittsburgh faces Washington.
Madison Campbell, the recently crowned Miss Pittsburgh and CEO of Leda Health, has launched a new Survivor PAC to help elect tough-on-crime candidates and oust anti-police politicians.
One of the PAC’s first targets is none other than a new member of the “squad”: Democratic Rep. Summer Lee of Pennsylvania.
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Campbell told Fox News Digital in a phone interview that she created the political action committee after she “saw the potential” of the Pittsburgh area — which had seen dramatic change since her youth.
“I gotta tell you, it reminds me of San Francisco,” Campbell said. “Not only are there tons of homeless encampments, there are needles and feces.”
The Allegheny County native recalled walking around downtown Pittsburgh herself when she was 12, but was “shocked” by how different the city became after she returned from college.
Campbell, a survivor of sexual assault, said she was “constantly afraid to walk alone” in San Francisco and always thought Pittsburgh was different.
“It’s very debilitating for me to see the city that I grew up in, that I love, that I used to walk around, turn into what happened in San Francisco,” she continued.
Campbell said her PAC poll shows that people in Allegheny County believe “crime has gotten much worse” in the past five years and that people are “really concerned about sexual assault and rape.”
Ms. Pittsburgh also said Allegheny County residents are concerned about rising anti-Semitism, especially in the wake of Hamas’s surprise terror attacks on Israel on Oct. 7.
Campbell pointed to the October 27, 2018 massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and said her community cares “about these issues.”
“We surveyed voters about anti-Semitism and the rise in hate speech among the Jewish population, and more than 80% of Allegheny County are very concerned about what happened after October 7 and protecting their Jewish neighbors,” Campbell said.
“They have a very unfavorable appetite for Summer Lee to return,” she continued, adding that her “goal is to show the American public data in specific races” that voters will turn out to support hardline candidates who “represent ‘we will fight for the Jewish people’.”
Campbell said the “reason” she polled me was because she “wasn’t pro-Israel” and “didn’t really speak to a lot of Jewish voters” in Pittsburgh.
“And I can tell you, anecdotally, from talking to a lot of my friends who are Jewish and living… [in Pittsburgh,] “They don’t feel like Summer Lee represents them,” Campbell said.
Campbell also said she polled Lee because she wanted to “put data behind” what she was hearing from the Jewish population in the band’s members’ area.
Miss Pittsburgh said Survivor PAC “focuses on victims of crime and finding innovative solutions” around them.
“We want to support politicians who will think outside the box when it comes to crime,” Campbell said. “This is not just sexual assault. It is all types of crimes.”
“And basically what we’re saying is that the old way of thinking, which is trying to do the same thing for the last 50 years, is not going to work. We need innovative players here from a district attorney’s perspective, from a mayor’s perspective, you name it.”
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“Just like if we think about what happened in San Francisco over the past week, like any week, they were able to clean up all of San Francisco in two or three days,” Campbell noted, saying, “It shows that there is political power.” To do that.”
She added: “There is political power to find innovative solutions to clean up our cities, but there must be willpower.” “Many of these politicians lack willpower.”
Lee’s campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.