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Support & Praise Piles Up For Katie Porter’s Hours-old U.S. Senate Campaign

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PCCC, a campaign arm of the progressive movement, announced their support for her on Day One of her candidacy

Women leaders, good government advocates, and Democrats up and down the state join the chorus of support for Porter 

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman Katie Porter’s U.S. Senate campaign is just hours old, but support for her candidacy is already rushing in. 

Within minutes of her announcement, the PCCC, a campaign arm of the progressive movement, issued an endorsement of her campaign.

PCCC (@BoldProgressive) tweet thread: NEWS: PCCC is proud to endorse @KatiePorterOC in her race for U.S. Senate in 2024. Katie is the type of progressive champion Californians need fighting for working families in the Senate. It’s time to send her—and her whiteboard—to the Senate. Join us: secure.actblue.com/donate/pccc_20

Veteran Los Angeles Times political observer and columnist Mark Barabak praised Porter’s direct approach to launching her Senate campaign in a column titled, “Katie Porter’s announcement brings Senate race into the open, where it belongs.” An excerpt from his piece reads:

Why the quaint, Victorian notion those Senate hopefuls should be neither seen nor heard in deference to Feinstein and her plans? The campaign to replace her is in full swing, and has been for a good while. Why not let voters in on the action?

Whatever you think of Porter’s candidacy or credentials — and there will be plenty of time to examine both — credit the Orange County congresswoman with ending the charade.

“I have tremendous respect for Sen. Feinstein and respect her wanting to take her own time” to decide about the future, Porter said in a phone interview after formally declaring her Senate bid Tuesday.

She made a point of praising the trail-breaking path the former San Francisco mayor blazed for women in politics. But regardless, Porter stated, “If the senator decides to run for another term… I will still be in this race.”

Meanwhile, an army of women leaders, good government advocates, media figures, and diverse Democratic leaders from across California and the country are praising Porter.

Marissa Roy, President of CA Women’s List (@MarissaRoy_LA) quote tweet: Now that’s the way to start 2023! Can’t wait to go knock on doors for @katieporteroc in 2024! #ElectMoreWomen

Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, President of NextGen America (@cristinanextgen) quote tweet: Get ready California- @katieporteroc is about to shake up everything and take on the biggest powers in the country!

Franklin Leonard, Founder of The Black List (@franklinleonard) quote tweet: I don’t like to curse on Twitter, but… Let’s. Fucking. Go!

Jezebel tweet: Katie Porter, Congressional White Board Queen, Announces Senate Run in California http://dlvr.it/SggWNd

David Dayen, Executive Editor, @TheProspect (@ddayen) tweet: Katie Porter announces for CA-Sen with a poll showing her beating Adam Schiff by double digits in a head-to-head https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FhPfEBNmtqJLkPAsUnZ6wkf0w02O47mB/view…

Maximillian Potter, Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair (@maxapotter) tweet: After months watching hearings in which she factually eviscerated the bullshit of CEOs, I began reporting a profile of  ⁦@katieporteroc⁩, hoping she was the real deal. It published right around this time last year. Katie Porter is the real deal.

Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) tweet: BREAKING: Progressive star Rep. Katie Porter announces a run for Senate in 2024 in order to “stand up to special interests,” to “fight the dangerous imbalance in our economy,” and to hold Mitch McConnell accountable for rigging our democracy. RT IF YOU SUPPORT KATIE PORTER!

People Magazine tweet: Rep. Katie Porter Enters California’s 2024 Senate Race, Hoping to Replace 89-Year-Old Dianne Feinstein

Adam Parkhomenko, Dem Activist (@AdamParkhomenko) tweet: I love the idea of Katie Porter for US Senate

Brian Tyler Cohen, Host (@NoLieWithBTC) quote tweet: Katie Porter announces she is running for Senate. Hell yes.

Krystal Ball, Host of Breaking Points (@krystalball) quote tweet: Katie has been one of the most fearless critics of corporate/wall st power. Would love to see her in the senate.

Liuba Grechen Shirley, Founder of @VoteMamaPAC, @VoteMamaFdn (@liuba4congress) quote tweet: Hell yes @katieporteroc! We need your voice (and your whiteboard!) in the U.S. Senate. This is beyond exciting. Let’s go mama!

SFist tweet: Fresh on the heels of her latest meme-worthy display at the Capitol — quietly reading ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ for the cameras while the Kevin McCarthy drama raged — Rep. Katie Porter says she is running for Feinstein’s Senate seat next year.

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