May 30th, 2017
Poll Shows Caforio in Strong Position to Unseat Rep. Knight
Caforio holds a commanding lead in the primary and is in a dead heat with Knight
Santa Clarita, Calif. – A new poll finds Bryan Caforio, candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, in a statistical tie with Rep. Steve Knight—more than 17 months before the election. After running one of the closest races in the country in 2016, Caforio maintains broad support among key Democratic constituencies, giving him more than a 3:1 lead in the primary over all other challengers. Just days after announcing his candidacy, Caforio earned endorsements from twenty-five local elected and appointed officials and community leaders in the 25th District, and this new poll shows that his campaign continues to pick up steam.
“Given Congressman Knight’s 100 percent voting record with Trump, it’s no surprise his constituents are ready for new leadership,” said Nicole DeMont, Caforio’s campaign manager. “From ensuring health care for all to protecting Social Security and Medicare, Bryan will continue to stand with the community and hold Knight accountable for his out-of-touch record.”
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 and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.