Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed By California Attorney General Rob Bonta
“Porter is smart, tough, and unafraid to take on special interests in order to deliver for Californians”
Bonta joins chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups praising Porter’s bid for Senate
CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter was today endorsed by California Attorney General Rob Bonta. Bonta joins a chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups praising Porter as the warrior Californians need in the U.S. Senate.
“Katie doesn’t back down. She is the people’s champion, ensuring transparency and holding the powerful accountable,” said Bonta. “She and I worked together to take on Big Oil and protect consumers, and she publicly called out Big Pharma, subsequently securing a new law refunding taxpayers for drug companies’ price gouging. Katie Porter is smart, tough, and unafraid to take on special interests in order to deliver for Californians. That’s the leadership Californians deserve in Washington.”
“Attorney General Bonta is a champion for families and communities. I’m honored to earn his support,” said Porter. “Together, we’ve taken on Big Oil and fought to protect consumers who have been cheated by predatory special interests. I’m excited to continue this work on behalf of California families 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.