Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) was projected to win her close contest for another term in the US House.
Dave Wasserman tweeted:
I’ve seen enough: Rep. Katie Porter (D) wins reelection in #CA47, defeating Scott Baugh (R).
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 17, 2022
Porter was up 51%-49% over Republican Scott Baugh for a seat that the national Republican Party had targeted for a pickup. Porter’s seat was one that was expected to flip if Republicans had seen a red wave develop. The red wave never came, so Rep. Porter has secured another term in the House.
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Katie Porter is someone who could have a bright future in the House. In the current Congress, she was promoted to a seat on the powerful Oversight Committee, and she could be on a path to a future leadership position.
Porter’s willingness to confront the largest corporations and defend the interests of America’s working people, who are often forgotten in the halls of Congress, has made her a folk hero on the left.
Katie Porter will be back in the House asking powerful questions that make them squirm for another two years.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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