Update March 24, 2019: YES YES YES! Democrat Gil Cisneros defeated Republican Young Kim for the House seat vacated by Republican Ed Royce. Cisneros pulled in 51.6 percent of the vote to Kim’s 48.4 percent.
Cisneros faces re-election in 2020. Please consider him for your next Core Four.
Original text of the post follows.
Support Democrat Gil Cisneros, who’s running for the House of Representatives seat in California’s 39th District that Republican Ed Royce is leaving.
To flip the House of Representatives to Democratic control, the party needs to win at least 24 seats in the fall elections that are currently Republican.
California offers many opportunities for Democratic pickups–at least eight. The 39th District is one of them. Ed Royce, a particularly noxious Republican who held the Orange County seat for the last 26 years has announced he would retire.
Cisneros came second in a very crowded June 5 primary. California uses a top-two system where the two candidates who get the most votes advance to the general, no matter what party they’re from. He beat 15 other candidates to earn the right to compete.
The only person who got more votes than him, the Royce-endorsed Young Kim, drew almost 22 percent of the vote to Cisneros’s 19.3 percent.
The California 39th seat is gettable. The Cook Political Report rates it as a Toss-up.
Please learn about Cisneros and see if he is someone you can support.
See Cisneros’s campaign site:
See his Meet Gil page:
See his Issues page, which includes sections on health care for all, getting corporate money out of politics, and holding President Trump accountable:
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Read a July 2017 Los Angeles Times piece about Cisneros’s entry into the race, in which he mentions that he left the Republican Party in 2008 because he didn’t like the direction in which the party was going:
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