Gil Cisneros is now 3,000+ votes ahead of Young Kim in CA-39. With CA-45, CA-48, and CA-49 called, it's starting to look like a clean sweep. The image above showing BEFORE and AFTER for Orange County is dramatic (thanks, Reddit, for the graphic).
Quick update for those who contributed to our California 2020 PAC.
Of the five races where we bet big (spend in the five figures), three have been called for Dems and votes are still being counted in the remaining two.
The races that have been called: Mike Levin won in CA49, Harley Rouda won in CA48, and Jacky Rosen won in the Nevada Senate race.
Votes are still being counted in CA45 (where Katie Porter has pulled into a 3,700+ vote lead over Mimi Walters in the last couple of days) and in CA39 (where Gil Cisneros is now within 122 votes of Young Kim based on the 11/14 OC and San Bernadino ROV updates). LA County is due to report CA39 results Friday and has been heavily favoring Cisneros. Both of these races are looking good for the Dems.
Our PAC was never going to win an election outright, only influence a few thousand votes in a few key races. As I said in an email to two major donors, we were a strand in a tapestry of efforts to flip these districts. No individual thread in the fabric is more important than any other. However, in a close race, ALL the efforts are needed.
If you gave to the PAC, I think you can feel like you made a real difference given how close some of these races ended up being in the end.
I'll update again when the last two districts are called.
Thank you again to everyone that donated. Paula and I are profoundly grateful.
-Michael and Paula Verdu, California 2020
Fighting to re-take Congress so that we can have health care for all, a shift to clean energy to stop climate change, strong women's rights, immigration reform with respect for immigrants, tolerance, respect for the rule of law, and good government