Katie Porter for Congress

ICYMI: Sabato’s Crystal Ball: CA-45 UPGRADED TO A “TOSS UP”


For Immediate Release
June 28, 2018

ICYMI: Sabato’s Crystal Ball: CA-45 UPGRADED TO A “TOSS UP”

Sabato’s Crystal Ball: A Half-Dozen House Ratings Changes in Favor of Democrats

Democrat Katie Porter Positioned to Beat Mimi Walters in November

IRVINE - Sabato’s Crystal Ball today announced that it upgraded CA-45 from “Leans Republican” to “Toss Up.”

“Rep. Mimi Walters (R) only got about 53% of the two-party vote, a significant drop from usual GOP performance in the district. It seems possible that Clinton’s 49%-44% victory in the district was a harbinger of increased competitiveness.”

A May poll of likely voters commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by PPP shows Katie Porter leading incumbent Congresswoman Mimi Walters by three points, 46 to 43 percent.

Most notably, among independent voters, Porter saw strong support with a 21 point advantage over Walters, a number that grew to a 37 point margin after voters learned of Porter’s rejection of corporate PAC money. 

Katie Porter is a UC Irvine Law Professor, mother of three, and consumer protection attorney who has spent decades taking on the powerful special interests that hurt middle-class families – and winning.


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