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Wed Feb 14, 2024, 12:27 AM Feb 2024

CA-SEN: Katie Porter Battles For Survival In California Senate Race [View all]

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.”


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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
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