Wednesday’s LA Times is reporting that former President Barack Obama is coming to Orange County on Saturday to promote seven Democrats running for Congress in Southern California.
From the story:
In his first major foray on the campaign trail ahead of November’s midterm election, former President Obama will drop into Southern California on Saturday, holding a rally to boost seven Democratic candidates running in competitive House districts across the state.
His appearance, one of just a few overtly political events he’s held since leaving the White House, is a sign of the high stakes in this year’s election as Democrats try to wrest back control of the House.
It’s also an indication of California’s considerable role in Democrats’ hoped-for path to victory, with all seven Democrats competing in Republican-held districts that supported Hillary Clinton in 2016. Democrats need to capture 23 seats to take back the House. Details of the time and location of the rally have not yet been released.
Obama plans to appear in Orange County on Saturday alongside Democrats Josh Harder, who is running against Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock; T.J. Cox, who’s challenging Rep. David Valadao of Hanford; and Katie Hill, who is opposing Rep. Steve Knight of Palmdale. Hill is no relation to Obama’s spokeswoman.Also planning to attend are Democrats Gil Cisneros, who’s looking to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce of Fullerton; Katie Porter, who’s challenging Rep. Mimi Walters of Laguna Beach; Harley Rouda, who’s opposing Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa; and Mike Levin, who’s hoping to replace retiring Rep. Darrell Issa of Vista.
The campaigns will release more details on the events where the former president will be.