11 Progressive Women Gearing Up to Take the 2018 Elections by Storm
Law professor Katie Porter is taking on conservative incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters for a seat in the California house. Considering that Hillary Clinton carried their district in the 2016 election, Porter is believed to be in a strong position to unseat an increasingly under-fire Walters, who was one of several lawmakers accused of dodging town halls earlier this year as the debate over health care raged.
Porter has a long history as a consumer advocate. In 2012, she was tapped by then-Attorney General Kamala Harris to serve as the state's watchdog over the banks and has also been an outspoken critic of Wall Street, sounding early alarms about the housing crisis.