June 10th, 2016
Names Rep. Steve Knight as “Most Vulnerable Incumbent in California”
Contact: Orrin Evans (661) 505-8216
Valencia, Calif. – Today, the widely respected Cook Political Report named freshman Representative Steve Knight, as the “most vulnerable incumbent in California,” and ranked the 25th Congressional District as a “Toss Up” after consumer rights attorney and Democratic challenger Bryan Caforio’s strong showing in Tuesday’s primary.
Caforio, who has outraised Rep. Knight since entering the race last December, has aggressively challenged the Congressman’s negligence on the Porter Ranch Gas Leak, failure to disavow Donald Trump, and Knight’s belief that Social Security “was a Bad Idea.”
“This announcement reaffirms what we already know, that Congressman Steve Knight’s out of touch positions do not reflect the values of our community,” said Caforio. “Last Tuesday, we saw the majority of voters demand a change. Our campaign is focused on protecting and strengthening Social Security and Medicare, ending wage discrimination for women, and investing in infrastructure to create jobs here in the 25th District.”
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.