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RandySF

(60,058 posts)
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 12:27 AM Feb 2024

CA-SEN: Katie Porter Battles For Survival In California Senate Race

WASHINGTON — Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) is taking hits from all sides in California’s increasingly contentious Senate race, facing an onslaught of TV advertising backed by wealthy donors who are seeking to ensure that she doesn’t qualify for the top-two runoff election against front-runner Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in next month’s primary.

On Monday, a super PAC funded by cryptocurrency billionaires unleashed a multimillion-dollar barrage of advertising against Porter, accusing the progressive congresswoman of accepting contributions from the pharmaceutical and banking industries she is known to regularly lambaste in Congress. The group, called Fairshake, criticized Porter and said she “says one thing and does another.”

Porter has made fighting the influence of dark money a central part of her pitch in California’s all-party “jungle primary” for Senate. She’s sworn off accepting donations from corporate political action committees, advocated for getting rid of earmarks, and proposed legislation banning government officials from owning financial stocks. Last week, Porter joined other Democratic lawmakers in expressing concerns to federal regulators about the effects of cryptocurrency mining on climate change, which may have provoked the industry’s ire.

“Californians aren’t fooled,” Porter wrote Tuesday in response to the super PAC advertising. “Shadowy crypto billionaires don’t want a strong voice for consumers in the Senate. They fear people who call out corporate greed, so they’re spending millions on dishonest dark-money ads against me.”


https://www.huffpost.com/entry/katie-porter-adam-schiff-california_n_65cba631e4b01f4a8b0288fc

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CA-SEN: Katie Porter Battles For Survival In California Senate Race (Original Post) RandySF Feb 2024 OP
Is there any credible fucking polling on the race? SoFlaBro Feb 2024 #1
K&R for exposure. Big Katie Porter fan here!! Too bad she doesn't have the option of keeping her seat if the Senate diva77 Feb 2024 #2
Never underestimate celebrity power in California ripcord Feb 2024 #6
I think the race shifted to Adam Schiff pretty quickly. brooklynite Feb 2024 #3
When, How & why did it shift to Schiff quickly? diva77 Feb 2024 #7
I'd say Schiff has a higher national profile. brooklynite Feb 2024 #8
Agreed, and . . . baklava Feb 2024 #10
Rec TY Cha Feb 2024 #12
Her endrosement of Nina Turner did it for me. nt DURHAM D Feb 2024 #4
Exactly DURHAM... was it twice Cha Feb 2024 #13
I'm pretty sure it was twice. Once was bad enough after the Biden-half-a-bowl-of-shit thing, but twice? betsuni Feb 2024 #20
The group .. criticized Porter and said she "says one thing and does another." Jarqui Feb 2024 #5
The PACs might just be trying to pry open the second spot. usonian Feb 2024 #9
GOTV For Rep Adam Schiff 💙🌊🇺🇸🕊️🕯️ Cha Feb 2024 #11
She's almost guaranteed to get the #2 slot and run vs Schiff in November. WarGamer Feb 2024 #14
Don't underestimate the power of a celebrity in California.. DemocratInPa Feb 2024 #17
I like Porter, but she has become a bit stale for me.. DemocratInPa Feb 2024 #15
Adam the next US Senator of CA. republianmushroom Feb 2024 #16
Porter unfortunately most probably will come in third, behind brain dead Garvey... winstars Feb 2024 #18
I'm all in for Katie, she gets my vote. 👍 nt Raine Feb 2024 #19
Good Luck to Rep Adam Schiff!!💙🌊🕯️🕊️🇺🇸 Cha Feb 2024 #21

diva77

(7,696 posts)
2. K&R for exposure. Big Katie Porter fan here!! Too bad she doesn't have the option of keeping her seat if the Senate
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 12:29 AM
Feb 2024

race doesn't go well We need her!!

Meanwhile, Garvey is so pathetic. I find it hard to believe she won't be in the top 2.

baklava

(16 posts)
10. Agreed, and . . .
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 06:12 PM
Feb 2024

Schiff talks about defending American democracy against authoritarian threats while Porter rehashes Bernie's talking points. Schiff makes Porter seem small.

Cha

(298,252 posts)
13. Exactly DURHAM... was it twice
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 06:42 PM
Feb 2024

Over Pres Biden support Rep Shontel Brown?

💙🌊🇺🇸🕊️🕯️

betsuni

(25,870 posts)
20. I'm pretty sure it was twice. Once was bad enough after the Biden-half-a-bowl-of-shit thing, but twice?
Sun Feb 18, 2024, 06:02 AM
Feb 2024

Last edited Sun Feb 18, 2024, 06:44 AM - Edit history (1)

But Nina's still a Fellow of the Sanders Institute, so...

Jarqui

(10,131 posts)
5. The group .. criticized Porter and said she "says one thing and does another."
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 12:34 AM
Feb 2024

I don't think she does.
I'm not convinced that is fair.
Sounds like a smear.

I don't know for sure who should win.
I think she's wonderful.
She had a tough time hanging on to her seat.
I do not want her out of congress.

usonian

(10,051 posts)
9. The PACs might just be trying to pry open the second spot.
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 12:51 AM
Feb 2024

They have no scruples or ethics. Just to boost their stooge.

WarGamer

(12,530 posts)
14. She's almost guaranteed to get the #2 slot and run vs Schiff in November.
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 06:52 PM
Feb 2024

For multiple reasons, I'm supporting Porter.

I like Schiff... but I don't think we really need 2/2 MEN as California's US Senators.

And they're both younger... so it'd likely be those two dudes for 12+ years.

If Porter makes the "final two" she might make it close in the general depending on how the independents and Republicans vote.

Schiff is particularly hated by the GOP so Porter may benefit because she's not him.

DemocratInPa

(385 posts)
15. I like Porter, but she has become a bit stale for me..
Sat Feb 17, 2024, 06:58 PM
Feb 2024

Her endorsing Turner was it for me.. Plus, I am 50/50 she would beat Garvey TBH..

winstars

(4,220 posts)
18. Porter unfortunately most probably will come in third, behind brain dead Garvey...
Sun Feb 18, 2024, 04:27 AM
Feb 2024

Schiff has be on TV endlessly for weeks, hitting Garvey as the "he voted for Trump twice" guy... IMHO. this will actually help Garvey with the pugs, thus enabling Garvey to get second place in the primary.

Then Schiff will clean Garvey's clock in the general election in the fall....

IMHO Katie should have kept her seat and bid her time until....

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