The Sacramento Bee-
Katie Porter, a consumer advocate and protégé of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, announced Monday that she’s running for Congress in Orange County, a historically conservative region that is shaping up as a battleground for Democratic efforts to retake the House in 2018.
Porter, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, is taking on Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Laguna Niguel, whose 45th district swung to Hillary Clinton in the fall presidential race, along with three other targeted seats held by Reps. Ed Royce, Dana Rohrabacher and Darrell Issa.
In an interview, Porter repeatedly linked Walters to President Donald Trump, pointing to the incumbent’s loyal voting record with him on the Republican healthcare replacement and repeals to consumer and environmental protections. “She has a 100 percent track record of voting with Donald Trump and supporting his harmful agenda,” Porter said.