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Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed by California Assemblyman Chris Ward

“We have seen her take on the price-gouging, out-of-touch corporatists and leave them defenseless”

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porterhas been endorsed by California Assemblyman Chris Ward. Ward joins a chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups endorsing Porter as the warrior Californians need in the U.S. Senate.

“I’m supporting Katie Porter because she understands that the voices of working families are too often drowned out in Washington where special interests have far too much power,” said Ward. “We have seen her take on the price-gouging, out-of-touch corporatists and leave them defenseless, securing support for those struggling to make ends meet. She is motivated to fight for the rights, freedoms, and opportunities of all Californians. Her energy, quick-thinking, and fortitude are rare qualities, and we need a hell of a lot more of it in the U.S. Senate.”

“Assemblyman Ward is a tireless advocate for families, and I’m honored to earn his support,” said Porter. “California needs a warrior in the U.S. Senate to fight for our values and stand up to corporate special interests. I’m ready to continue this important work, only now in the U.S. Senate.”

Porter has received widespread praise from Democrats, good government advocates, progressive groups, and pundits since announcing her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Led by a team of seasoned campaign veterans from across the state, her campaign raised an eye-popping $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2023 and the most small dollar donations of any candidate running for the U.S. Senate from California. 

Porter’s campaign also released a poll of California voters likely to participate in the 2024 election for U.S. Senate. It shows Porter has a double-digit lead in a likely top-two general election contest if it were held today. In a head-to-head matchup, Porter leads significantly among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The same survey shows Porter would be the likely top finisher from a June primary contest with other potential Republican and Democratic candidates. You can read the poll memo here.