February 22nd, 2018
Caforio Holds Commanding Lead in CA-25 Primary
Caforio holds 2:1 lead over next closest Democrat
Santa Clarita, Calif. – A new poll shows Bryan Caforio, Democratic candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, far outpacing the other Democrats in the race and Republican incumbent Steve Knight polling well below 50 percent.
With almost double the vote share of any other Democrat, and more support than the next two closest Democrats combined, Caforio maintains a huge lead among key Democratic primary constituencies: registered Democrats, women, voters over 65, and voters of color.
Caforio’s profile and message resonates with the community, and after hearing balanced profile information on each candidate, self-identified Democrats strongly favor Caforio (41% Bryan Caforio / 27% Katie Hill / 17% Jess Phoenix). Congressman Steve Knight receives only 43 percent of the primary vote, highlighting his vulnerability eight months before the election.
“Voters want a Congressman who will defend our community and hold President Trump accountable, and Bryan’s unique background as a federal law clerk and attorney give him the ability to do exactly that,” said Nicole DeMont, Caforio’s campaign manager. “While Congressman Knight rubber stamps Trump’s dangerous agenda, Bryan is running to take on the special interests and reject the corporate donors. He’ll fight Trump’s attacks on our healthcare, our environment, and our immigrant friends and neighbors.”
Read the polling memo here.
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, 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, and registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans. 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. Polling shows Democrats with a double-digit lead over Knight.