After Taking on Costa and AOC, Elizabeth Heng Sets Sights on U.S. Senate

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.