Judging from the cheers in the crowd, about half those assembled at Katie Porter’s campaign headquarters in Mission Viejo Sunday morning were old enough to remember ’70s rock ’n’ roll star Bowzer from the band Sha Na Na.
Jon Bauman, as “Bowzer” is known off stage, said it was her position on senior issues including retirement and social security that has him out supporting Porter over her opponent, incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters.
“I want you to make sure every phone is called and every door is knocked,” he told the crowd of about 80 volunteers. “There has never been a more important election.”
Gil Cisneros got on stage with comedian Chelsea Handler on Sunday afternoon, urging his supporters to help him reach as many voters as possible to get out the vote in the 39th Congressional District, where he’s hoping to snag a seat held by retiring Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton).
“This election really is going to come down to the wire,” he said.
Within the hour, Cisneros was knocking on doors in a nearby Buena Park neighborhood full of tidy ranch-style homes with neatly trimmed lawns and within earshot of roller-coaster screams emanating from Knott’s Berry Farm.
One of the first voters he encountered were Nicolas Cervantes and his wife, Julia, who took a break from yardwork to shake his hand. They and their two kids are voting for him, he said. "Keep fighting," said Cervantes. "We're behind you." pic.twitter.com/hGekljlly0
Harley Rouda's campaign estimated it knocked on 97 doors per minute yesterday and spoke to 21,000 voters, making it a national leader in voter contacts. Rouda, after noting he won a spot on the November ballot by 125 votes, on the marginal benefit of each contact: pic.twitter.com/UP7llidVpA
Water for farmers and support for local businesses were among the top issues for Republicans gathered in Modesto on Sunday at a campaign rally for Congressman Jeff Denham and gubernatorial candidate John Cox.
Surjit Malhi, 51, has lived in Turlock for 26 years and owns a trucking company. He believes Denham has delivered for his district and looks out for farmers and the business community. Top issue he cares about: water. pic.twitter.com/jvRuIrx55f
Republican Rep. Jeff Denham and California gubernatorial candidate John Cox on Sunday called for a repeal of the state’s gas tax increase and underscored the need to expand roads and add jobs.
Stumping in Modesto, where Cox’s bus made a stop at Denham’s campaign headquarters, the two made little mention of President Trump in an area where Democrats hold a slight edge in registered voters. Their most passionate pleas were to bring water to Central Valley farmers and to build not a wall along the border with Mexico but greater storage capacity.
“We need to have our water, and we need to make sure that we have a candidate that will fight for the Valley,” Denham said.
2-month-old Raphael breaks the record for youngest canvasser I’ve met this weekend! He’s making the rounds with his mom, Stacie Campbell, a first-time canvasser. She said in Mission Viejo, which is pretty evenly split between liberals and conservatives, the race feels “cutthroat” pic.twitter.com/9hPMsrHUbR
Cisneros fires up the crowd of at least 200, then attacks opponent Young Kim. "She's not gonna stand up for us...She's not gonna stand up for immigrants even though she's an immigrant. She's not gonna stand up for women even though she's a woman." pic.twitter.com/6CXwyxh3C8
The early afternoon canvassing crowd for Democratic House candidate Harley Rouda in #CA48 has spilled into the parking lot outside the Costa Mesa campaign office. The campaign is expecting to see somewhere between 4,000 and 6,000 volunteers this weekend. pic.twitter.com/LZb83ZZDxf