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Grassroots Electricity Swirls Around Harley Rouda’s Congressional Effort; Campaign Hits 100 Endorsements from Local Activists

LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Further demonstrating his organizational prowess, today Democratic businessman Harley Rouda collected another wave of 50 endorsements from grassroots activists in his campaign for California’s 48th Congressional District seat. This latest string of endorsements follows recent news that Rouda had previously lined up the backing of another 50 grassroots endorsers, thus bringing his new tally to 100 activists who are rallying around his bid.

Upon releasing the slew of new endorsements, Rouda remarked:

“While Washington and entrenched incumbent Dana Rohrabacher pursue an agenda of slash and burn politics, from gutting the Environmental Protection Agency to ripping apart healthcare for over 24 million Americans to generating uncertainty across the globe, we’re working our hearts out on the ground in the 48th District to bring together a winning coalition of support. These activists have their finger on the pulse of the 48th District. They’re also the lifeblood of our people-powered campaign. It is an honor to count them on our team.”

Those endorsing Rouda for Congress today include:

Just last week Rouda rolled out his blue-chip team of campaign pros, including: Jacobson & Zilber Strategies, Lead Strategists and Media Consultants Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3), Opinion Research and Polling Team Burnside & Associates, Field Strategists and Community Outreach Consultants Mandate Media, Digital Strategists and Consultants Tracy Austin, Fundraising Consultant Katharine Abrahamson, Call Time Manager * Anita Narayana, Director of Communications

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of several recent campaign updates, all of which reflect Rouda’s increasing momentum, including:

To view Rouda’s previously released ad, “Clean House,” please watch below:

Harley Rouda is a successful businessman who has created several successful companies, and now serves on the board of numerous companies in a variety of industries. Rouda received an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. He lives in Laguna Beach, with his wife Kaira Rouda, a bestselling author. They have four children.

Active in numerous charities and civic organizations over the years, Harley has been involved in fighting homelessness and domestic violence; active with Human Rights Watch; supporting education for the disadvantaged as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with civic organizations to drive economic development.

The 48th Congressional District is considered a ripe pickup opportunity for Democrats, as Hillary Clinton won the district by 2%. The district is seen as all the more winnable given that Rohrabacher is an unabashed supporter of Russia’s Putin, and is one of Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress. The 48th Congressional district also had one of the largest swings of any Congressional district in the country from 2012 to 2016, with more than 13 percentage points at the presidential level shifting to Democratic.

Posted on May 11, 2017 in Press Releases.

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