October 20th, 2016
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today the nonpartisan political handicapper Sabato’s Crystal Ball officially moved California’s 25th Congressional race to a “Toss-Up”. The ratings change comes the same day a new poll shows Bryan Caforio and Rep. Steve Knight in a statistical tie. Caforio closed a four point gap since the summer and is now within the margin of error.
California’s 25th district is growing tired of Rep. Steve Knight’s anti-women, anti-immigrant, and anti-senior agenda. While Rep. Knight has been “waffling” when it comes to his party’s nominee, the Tulchin Research poll shows Secretary Clinton leading Donald Trump 46% to 41%.
“Rep. Steve Knight can claim to be ‘up to date’ with his district, but the people of the 25th are saying otherwise,” said Orrin Evans, Caforio’s Campaign Manager. “As more voters hear about Knight’s anti-women agenda, they find more reason to reject him and his extreme views. Most importantly, Knight has made it clear that he will vote for Donald Trump, a choice that the families of the 25th cannot, and will not, accept.”
Read the ratings change here.
Read the polling memo here.
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.