July 18th, 2016
Immediate Release: June 18, 2016
Contact: Orrin Evans (818) 359-5536
Valencia, Calif. – Bryan Caforio announced on Friday that he raised $281,189.63 in the second fundraising quarter, for his campaign to represent California’s 25th Congressional District, currently held by vulnerable Republican Congressman Steve Knight. This marks the third consecutive quarter that the Caforio campaign has outraised the most vulnerable incumbent in California, raising more than the previous quarter’s record by nearly $100,000. As Steve Knight relies on his Washington special interest allies to bankroll his campaign, Bryan is proud to say that over 90% of contributions were made by individuals.
After admitting that he thinks Social Security is a bad idea and refusing to denounce Donald Trump, it’s no surprise Congressman Knight’s out-of-touch views are driving momentum toward Bryan’s campaign. In fact, the Caforio campaign has raised more than $100,000 since the primary victory.
“Thanks to supporters, this record fundraising total provides the campaign with the resources necessary to bring Bryan’s message of protecting the best interests of California’s 25th to every corner of the district. He is the candidate who is in the best position to restore the faith of voters, offering a stark contrast to the dangerous and reckless policy positions and actions of Congressman Steve Knight. While special interest PAC money, and contributions from the Oil and Gas industry continue to make up the bulk of Knight’s fundraising, donors of this campaign are choosing to invest because they recognize that Bryan Caforio is the best candidate for the job.” said Orrin Evans, Caforio’s Campaign Manager.
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.