A quote from the article:
"Harkey’s fundraising has fallen far behind Levin’s. Plus the National Republican Congressional Committee has withheld funding from Harkey’s campaign, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has poured money into supporting Levin, including ads that attack Harkey.
"Harkey’s husband has been convicted of elder abuse in connection with his investment company, Point Center Investments, a company that courts have ruled deprived many seniors of their life savings."
The fact that the NRCC has abandoned Harkey is encouraging. There are other reasons to be cautiously optimistic as well, including recent polling. However, as Mike Levin said in a post in one of the Indivisible forums on Facebook, "let's run like we're 10 points behind!". No complacency!
Key HOUSE RACES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: NEW POLL IS ENCOURAGING BUT THESE RACES ARE ON A KNIFE's EDGE! PLEASE VOTE!
According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times (dated October 4), "Republicans are at risk of a wipeout in California’s six most hotly contested congressional races, a new poll shows — a result that could radically reshape the state’s political map, with major consequences nationally."
However, all of these races are on a knife's edge and could go either way. Even the 49th, which is starting to look encouraging for Team Blue.
Check out how close all these races actually are:
48th District: Harley Rouda vs. Dana Rohrabacher
45th District: Katie Porter vs. Mimi Walters
39th District: Gil Cisneros vs. Young Kim
25th District: Katie Hill vs. Steve Knight
49th District: Mike Levin vs. Diane Harkey
50th District: Ammar Campa-Najjar vs. Duncan Hunter
Click through to the Los Angeles Times article:
A quick trip down memory lane (the more things change, the more things stay the same):
Check out how Republican candidate Kristin Gaspar felt about Diane Harkey back in June during the primary election campaign. The Republicans made an excellent case against their current standar bearer in the 49th district!
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