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What’s next for Rep. Katie Porter after close win
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What’s next for Rep. Katie Porter after close win

IRVINE, Calif. — When Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., was announced the winner of California’s 47th Congressional District on Thursday night, it completed an uncomfortably close race for Democrats. Republican Scott Baugh lost to Porter by around three points. “It shows Katie connected with her voters. She demonstrated the pain people are feeling from inflation and that she’s doing the work,” said Ada Briceño, chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County. "They trust her because she’s been standing up against corporations." In her election victory statement, Porter said “nobody wins alone” and pointed to the grassroots support and help she had going door-to-door. Orange County political strategist Jimmy Camp, who left the GOP during Donald Trump's presidency, had observed earlier in the w...