If Brian Forde is successful in his quest to represent California’s 45th congressional district in Congress, Bitcoin and other digital currencies could soon have a new friend in the nation’s capital. The 37-year old former digital currency director at MIT’s Media Lab is one of several candidates in that hotly-contested race, but he’s already attracted the attention of a number of prominent crypto investors who have been impressed by his knowledge and support for digital currency technology.
Forde, a Democrat, is running in an area that has long been considered a GOP stronghold. The district’s current representative is Republican Mimi Walters, who was first elected to Congress in 2014. Her Orange County district is one of roughly two dozen congressional districts considered a “top target” for Democrats as they fight to regain control of the House of Representatives.
Forde has emphasized his technology experience, citing the district’s reliance on new tech innovation for economic growth: “Tech is one of the fastest-growing economic sectors in the district. In addition to our fair share of unicorns—from Broadcom to Blizzard Entertainment—Amazon, Google, and others have offices here, too.”
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