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COSTA MESA, CA-- Keeping up his pace of locking down key endorsements, today California State Senator Henry Stern backed technology entrepreneur and Democrat Harley Rouda for California's 48th Congressional District seat.

In making his endorsement public, Senator Henry Stern released the following statement:

"We need Harley Rouda to fight back against Donald Trump and Dana Rohrabacher's backwards agenda in Washington. Harley will advance healthcare for all, a fair shake for working people, and long-term, middle class job growth through education. A fierce coastal defender, Harley will be a great partner in Congress as we build on California’s innovative environmental approach as the blueprint for national clean energy and climate policy. I'm proud to endorse his candidacy for Congress.”

Recently, a new poll from the Rouda for Congress campaign showed that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is in serious trouble in his re-election bid, with the incumbent and technology entrepreneur Harley Rouda in a statistical tie – with Rohrabacher leading 48% to 44%. The survey, conducted by Tulchin Research, also showed Rouda taking a 50% to 46% lead over Rohrabacher after messaging. The full poll memo can be viewed here.

When it comes to fundraising, Harley Rouda recently reported the most cumulative resources raised and the most cash-on-hand out of all Democratic candidates running for the 48th Congressional district, including raising roughly $100,000 more than Congressman Rohrabacher's third quarter of 2017.

Beyond endorsements from key Democratic leaders and a far-reaching coalition of grassroots activists, Rouda has lined up an extensive roster of support from organizations that represent working families, including: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12, United Association (UA) of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry (UA) Local 582, and the United Steelworkers Los Angeles/ Orange Counties Legislative Education Committee.

In addition to building up an expansive alliance of support, along with his strong position in recent polling and fundraising, Rouda has released two digital video ads, including a hard-hitting video, titled "2 Plans," where he slams incumbent Dana Rohrabacher for backing Trumpcare, also known as the House GOP's American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Posted on November 21, 2017 in Press Releases.

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