NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Candidate for the House of Representatives Laura Oatman issued the following statement:
“Today we learned that even House Republican leadership jokes that Rep. Rohrabacher is too close to Russia, with Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying, “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump.” Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who has been called “Putin’s favorite congressman,” must support the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, into Russian interference in our election. With campaign donations from disgraced former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and dubious ties to Russia, the citizens of the 48th District also deserve answers from Representative Rohrabacher on his shadowy Russian dealings.”
Laura Oatman is a small business owner who has lived and worked in Orange County for over 40 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine before earning her Master’s in Architecture from UCLA. She is a licensed architect with a career spanning over 30 years designing environmentally-friendly buildings. In 2009, she launched an award-winning health and wellness business. California’s 48th Congressional district includes Seal Beach, Midway City, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Niguel. The district was placed on the DCCC’s “Red to Blue” list of districts that can flip from Republican to Democrat and was won by Hillary Clinton in 2016. Laura lives in Newport Beach with her husband. The primary election is Tuesday, June 5, 2018.