QAnon Believer Tracy Lovvorn Wins Massachusetts Republican Primary Unopposed

A believer in the QAnon conspiracy theory will be the Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts' 2nd congressional district following her primary victory on Tuesday.

Tracy Lovvorn ran unopposed for the Republican nomination in the heavily Democratic district. She was also the GOP candidate in 2018, losing to incumbent Congressman Jim McGovern and garnering less than a third of the vote.

Lovvorn expressed support for QAnon on her Twitter account on 23 March, writing "Never forget, we are all in this TOGETHER" and adding a hashtag used by believers in the conspiracy representing their slogan "Where we go one, we go all."

Lovvorn's tweet featured a photo of a bell inscribed with the QAnon slogan and her official Facebook campaign account published an identical post the day before her tweet.

Lovvorn becomes the 21st congressional candidate to publicly express support for QAnon who will appear on the ballot in November.

"I want to bring a new energy to Washington. A positive energy focused on unification and solutions," Lovvorn said in a statement.

"I am tired of being lied to by career politicians. I am done with allowing them to advance their personal agendas and careers, instead of working for us in support of our needs."

Lovvorn has strongly opposed the Black Lives Matter movement and advocated for the economy to re-open despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"BLM is a well funded, organized,Marxist-TERRORIST organization... and too many people are falling for their B.S," she tweeted on 31 August.

She joins several other Republicans supporting the QAnon conspiracy theory, including Marjory Taylor-Greene in Georgia's 14th congressional district.

Unlike Taylor-Green, however, Lovvorn faces an uphill battle to actually make it to the House of Representatives. Her opponent was first elected to Congress 24 years ago and defeated her by a wide margin in 2018.

Another QAnon-connected candidate was defeated in Massachusetts on Tuesday in the Republican Senate primary. Shiva Ayyadurai was expected to lose to Kevin O'Connor by 59 percent to 41 percent, per an AP tally based on results from more than 86 percent of precincts.

Ayyadurai claims to have invented email and ran as an independent against Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2018 and called on his supporters to march on Warren's house to demand she debate him.

QAnon Supporters Demonstrate in Los Angeles
Conspiracy theorist QAnon demonstrators protest child trafficking on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, August 22, 2020. - A 2019 bulletin from the FBI warned that conspiracy theory-driven extremists are a domestic terrorism threat. Several congressional candidates have expressed support for the conspiracy theory. KYLE GRILLOT/AFP/Getty Images