October 8th, 2016
Santa Clarita, Calif. – With Representative Steve Knight’s politically calculated statement on Donald Trump, Bryan Caforio’s campaign manager Orrin Evans issued the following statement:
“It’s too late for Representative Steve Knight to rule out supporting Donald Trump. For more than a year, Representative Knight has had every ample opportunity to call out Trump for his sexist, racist, and bigoted rhetoric. Only when his own political career was threatened did Representative Knight decide to “seriously consider” his electoral prospects and follow the lead of other gutless Washington Republicans and slink away from Donald Trump.”
“Real courage would have been standing up to Trump from the beginning, and Representative Knight’s brief statement, 31 days until the Election, is two-faced and pathetic.”
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 Santa Clarita 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 this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.