Katie Porter for Congress

EMILY's List Backs First 2018 House Candidate


EMILY's List has announced its support for law professor Katie Porter, who is running for California's 45th Congressional District, The Huffington Post reports.

Porter, who teaches at the University of California, Irvine, also won over Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California. Republican Rep. Mimi Rogers currently holds the seat.

"We need leaders on Capitol Hill who aren't afraid to stand up to Trump associates, big banks, and entrenched special interests who wield tremendous power over the White House, the Trump family, and a Republican-controlled Congress," Stephanie Schriock, EMILY's List president, said in a statement. "As California's financial watchdog in a historic mortgage settlement, Katie held bad actors accountable and won billions in relief for California homeowners."

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