Santa Clarita Gazette: Caforio Announces Congressional Campaign

By Lee Barnathan –

Saying he wants “to harness the unprecedented level of energy we have been witnessing, and to move this community in a direction that aligns with our values — not Donald Trump’s values,” Bryan Caforio announced he again will run for the 25th Congressional District seat.

“For us, it’s about continuing to build what we started in the last election,” said Caforio, who failed to unseat incumbent Steve Knight (R-Palmdale) in November, losing by 15,019 votes (54 percent to 46 percent).

Caforio, an attorney, slammed Knight for his vote favoring the American Health Care Act, which Caforio said would cost 46,000 constituents health care and affect 310,000 with pre-existing conditions.

“That’s basically one out of two people,” he said. “Look to your left, and if you don’t have a pre-existing condition, that person has, and if that person doesn’t have a pre-existing condition, it’s you.”

Caforio said in a press release that his kickoff on Saturday was the largest in the 25th District. Asked to justify, he responded, “Looking back, we’ve never seen anything like it, going back to the Buck McKeon days.”

He added his forecast for the next election.

“This is going to be the year the public is not voting as the Republican Party,” Caforio said. “Up and down the ballot, people are going to be looking out for their community and not for the donors and corporations, the special interests. … We are in 2017, in the richest country the world has ever known, and healthcare is a right, not a privilege.”

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