From CrooksandLiars.com, this reference to an OC Congressional race and news of Katie Porter’s BlueAmerica endorsement.
From the site:
CA-45 is the heart of Orange County. It includes Irvine, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita… Villa Park and the Anaheim Hills in the north and Coto De Caza in the south. But it doesn’t include the home of Mimi Walters, the Republican congresswoman who was elected in 2014. She still lives in posh beachfront neighborhood in Dana Rohrabacher’s district and has adamantly refused to move into the district she’s supposed to be representing.
Many residents feel it’s time for Mimi to go. And this might be the year. She votes in complete lockstep with the unpopular Trump. And Trump did badly in the 45th. Romney and McCain both beat Obama in the district, but Hillary beat Trump by over 5 points. The PVI has improved from R+7 to a much more manageable R+3.
And this year, CA-45 has an extraordinary Democratic candidate in UC Irvine law professor Katie Porter, endorsed this week by Blue America.
A former law student of Elizabeth Warren’s, they co-wrote a book about consumer protection. Warren endorsed her, as have Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Zephyr Teachout and progressive groups like DFA and the PCCC. She has a corporate Dem as a primary opponent backed by the DC establishment but all recent polls show Katie beating him and going on to beat Walters.
Katie hasn’t been shy about pointing out that Walters is “one of the ‘Big Money 20‘– taking money from the NRA, Big Oil, Big Banks, and a number of powerful special interests.” She said she believes that “special interests like large financial institutions, because of Citizens United, now have the ability to spend unlimited money, giving them an outsized and unfair role in our election system.
There’s more on this news; just go to https://crooksandliars.com/2018/03/senator-warren-katie-porter-real-deal for the whole story.
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