Nashville businessman and Congressional candidate Quincy McKnight said he wants to replace PayPal, and that U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN-05) has served long enough.
McKnight, of Nashville, is a candidate for the U.S. House in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District in the 2022 race. The seat is currently held by 10-term incumbent Cooper.
Liz Willis of Right Side Broadcasting Network interviewed McKnight on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida.
The full interview is available here.
On Friday, McKnight said on his Facebook page, “Grateful. This afternoon, I’m speaking at CPAC in Orlando. Very humbled to be a featured speaker, as we move America forward. As we move closer to my Congressional announcement, I ask for your prayers and support.”
McKnight, who is black, is not the only minority Republican running against Cooper.
Robby Starbuck is challenging Cooper, The Tennessee Star reported. Starbuck is the son of Cuban refugees, husband to musical artist and anti-human trafficking activist Landon Newsom Starbuck, and father of three young children.
In his interview with Willis, McKnight mentioned his business, Covenant Pay Partners, and said he started it from the ground up. He said he is “looking to replace PayPal.”
The Covenant Pay Partners website says, “With nearly two decades in the payments industry, Quincy founded Covenant Pay Partners in 2019. It is his second payments firm, having previously founded and sold QPay, one of the first online, non-bank processors to transact payments in Africa and China.”
McKnight told Willis that he is laying the groundwork for his campaign by recruiting a team and fundraising.
“We’re trying to get the message out,” he said. “Why you should vote for me. Why…everything.”
McKnight was a keynote speaker at a Nashville Young Republicans meeting in January, The Star reported.
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