April 8th, 2016
Immediate Release: April 8, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536
Steve Knight Backs Out of Debate
Valencia, Calif. – Tonight the candidates for Congress in California’s 25th District were scheduled to debate for the first time, but at the last second, vulnerable Congressman Steve Knight backed out.
It’s unacceptable but unsurprising Knight hid from the debate. If he attended, Knight would have had to answer for his negligence during the Porter Ranch Gas Leak, his failure to file ethics forms, his misuse of taxpayer money for DC hotel stays and tax rides, his support of the Confederate flag and why he physically threatened a resident.
“Steve Knight can hide from tonight’s debate, but he can’t hide from his negligent, extreme and out-of-touch record,” said Orrin Evans, Caforio’s Campaign Manager.
Political handicappers and newspapers across the country have described the race as highly competitive. Last week the New York Times Magazine wrote that Bryan Caforio’s strong response to the Porter Ranch crisis and Steve Knight’s negligence have helped make CA-25 one of the most “contested races in the House.”
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Valencia with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider it a toss-up in a Presidential election year. Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration for the first time, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.