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Katie Porter’s Senate Bid Endorsed by IBEW Local 441

She is exactly the kind of leader we need in the U.S. Senate to shake things up, have workers’ backs, and secure a stronger, fairer economy for all”

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter has been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441, which represents more than 2,400 skilled and trained electricians in Orange County. IBEW Local 441 joins a chorus of Democrats, good government advocates, and progressive groups endorsing Porter as the warrior Californians need in the U.S. Senate.

“Katie Porter is a champion for working people. She leaves corporate executives quaking and workers feeling seen, heard, and fought for wherever she goes,” said Neal Lauzon, Business Manager of IBEW Local 441. “She is exactly the kind of leader we need in the U.S. Senate to shake things up, have workers’ backs, and secure a stronger, fairer economy for all.”

“A strong, stable, globally competitive economy depends on workers being able to succeed, including during industry transformations. I’ve consistently pushed for a cleaner future that doesn’t leave workers behind,” said Porter. “I’m looking forward to continuing that fight in the U.S. Senate on behalf of California’s electrical workers.”

Porter has been a consistent champion for workers. Last week, she joined members of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) on the picket line to show her support for the thousands of writers striking for higher pay and better workplace protections. Alongside Unite Here Local 11, Porter urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to audit a hotel conglomerate that laid off thousands of workers despite accepting tens of millions of taxpayer dollars meant to keep workers on payroll. She also demanded answers from the CEO of AT&T following reports of unsafe working conditions at a call center in Orange County. 

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.