Congresswoman Katie Porter Raises $1 Million in the Second Quarter of 2019
Porter is the Top Raising Freshman Frontline Democratic Congressional Candidate
Irvine – Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) raised over $1 million in the second quarter of 2019 for her re-election campaign, making her one of the top raising Democratic candidates in the country. Nearly 80% of her total contributions came from individuals, at an average amount of $42. Porter does not take corporate PAC money.
“The strength of my campaign comes from grassroots supporters, who are energized by my work in holding special interests accountable and standing up for Orange County families,” said Porter. “I am proud to reject corporate PAC money and thankful for the thousands of working families who gave what they could. I will continue to fight for a stronger community for those in the 45th District,” added Porter.
Porter flipped her Orange County seat, which has a Republican registration advantage of 5 percentage points, by a narrow margin last November. After twelve days of counting ballots, Porter became the first Democrat to hold the seat since the district’s inception in 1983. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee designates a Member as having “Frontline” status if they are viewed as having one of the toughest re-elections in the country. California’s 45th district is considered to be one of the top targeted seats by the National Republican Campaign Committee.