Jon “Bowzer” Bauman from Sha Na Na gets musical in his plug fof @katieporteroc in Mission Viejo Sunday morning, in south CA-45. Earlier, he was interrupted by a couple pro-Trump hecklers from homes up the hill. pic.twitter.com/yQP1UE2CYk
They yelled “We love Trump.” Eric Bauman, Bowzer’s nephew and California Democratic Party chairman, yelled back: “Yes we love him too, he makes great fodder.” “I always love having an adoring audience,” he added.
@katieporteroc told her volunteers, about 80 or so, “This election is going to be close...if we don’t fight all the way to the finish line, until 8 o’clock on Tuesday, this could slip away.” pic.twitter.com/yV0Dct8IR7
California’s sorely diminished Republican Party has few footholds left in Los Angeles County, and it risks losing its biggest one in the midterm election on Tuesday: the House seat of Rep. Steve Knight of Palmdale.
Swamped by a tidal wave of Democratic cash, Republicans entered the final 72 hours of the midterm campaign scrambling to preserve their slim Senate majority as a bulwark against the increasing prospect of a Democrat-run House.
Jane Shi, a 50-year-old banker and independent voter who lives in Irvine, said volunteers for both Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Beach) and Democratic challenger Katie Porter had come to her door. Even so, she had yet to make up her mind about who she was voting for.
Federal policies and candidates, Shi said, matter little in her life. Her priority has been state ballot propositions, and particularly Proposition 10, on rent control. She has a personal stake because she owns rental property.
“That’s more applicable for me locally,” she said. “I’m definitely against it; it’s bad for everybody,” she said.
To large and rambunctious crowds of volunteers on the final stretch of his campaign, Democrat Josh Harder on Saturday stressed the issue that started it all for him: healthcare.
The former investor and venture capitalist spent most of the last decade outside his Central Valley district for school and work. But he has said he made his return to the place where he was born and raised to run for Congress — his first bid for elected office — because of Republican Rep. Jeff Denham’s vote to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.
“Every person you will be talking to today has a loved one who would be affected and hurt by that vote,” he told a group of more than two dozen people gathered at a Turlock home for a canvass kickoff. “For me, it would be my younger brother, David. He was born 10 weeks premature.”