On Tuesday, January 10th, Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-Irvine) announced her plan to run for a seat in the US Senate via a video message on YouTube. She had previously triumphed in the midterm election over Republican Scott Baugh, with a final vote count of Porter 51.72% and Baugh 48.28%. 

Porter declared that she intends to be a “warrior” in Washington and strives to speak out against the status quo, naming Wall Street, big banks, Big Oil and Big Pharma in particular. This announcement was made in anticipation of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s retirement, who is 91 years old and is facing criticism from her own party for not stepping down. 

Baugh reacted to Porter’s statement by tweeting his intention to run again for the 47th Congressional District Representative in 2024.

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