Elizabeth Heng, the Fresno native who is best known for her 2018 campaign for Congress, announced she is running for U.S. Senate.
Heng, a Republican, is planning a run against Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla in the 2022 election.
Padilla was appointed to the Senate in January, by Gov. Gavin Newsom, to complete the term of Kamala Harris — who was elected vice president.
In a Twitter video, Heng said she wants to provide a voice for the voiceless, attacking “career politicians” for what she describes as an ineffective coronavirus response.