Katie Porter

CA-47

Last updated September 28th, 2022 at 11:21pm GMT.

         

Voters will learn Katie Porter is a left-wing liberal who is just a rubber stamp for Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. Porter supports Biden’s liberal agenda that has caused record high inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, and surging crime rates. Scott Baugh is a businessman and will go to Washington to fight against runaway spending, repeal the gas tax, and get our country back on track.

 

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Textbooks:
CLIP about Katie Porter forcing her own students to purchase her textbooks: “She makes thousands upon thousands of dollars requiring her own students to use her books”
SOURCE: (550 AM KTSA, KTSA-AM, 09/21/22) (NRCC YouTube)

UCI Housing:
KTLA 5: “Katie Porter is under fire for living in a low cost housing community for UC Irvine staff”
SOURCE: (KTLA 5, 09/14/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Taxes:
Katie Porter said “I have no problem with saying we should adjust the tax system and redistribute wealth”
(“Overtime: Katie Porter, Heidi Heitkamp, Michael Smerconish, Eric Klinenberg, Kevin Williamson,” Real Time With Bill Maher, 08/24/19) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter supports a 20 percent minimum tax on wealthy
(One-On-One With Rep. Katie Porter, The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC, 03/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “So, you could sell a portion of the stock if you needed too, to be able to pay this tax”
(One-On-One With Rep. Katie Porter, The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC, 03/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “it’s hard to think how high you’d have to go to capture” wealthy individuals in raising the top tax bracket
(One-On-One With Rep. Katie Porter, The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC, 03/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “We have a very skilled workforce at the IRS. We simply need to give them the resources that they need to carry this out”
(One-On-One With Rep. Katie Porter, The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC, 03/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “there were clearly a lot of people who didn’t want to do their taxes this year. And I was one of them”
(Climbing The Hill: Katie Porter, VOA Connect, 09/25/19) (NRCC Dropbox)

IRS:
Katie Porter said “We should fully fund the IRS enforcement. Every American should pay their fair share”
(MSNBC, 09/09/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said it was a “load of malarky” that about 87,000 IRS would be hired through the Inflation Reduction Act and claimed the IRS was the “number one agency that the American people would like to have more agents…”
(Rep. Katie Porter Discusses The Inflation Reduction Act, The 11th Hour With Stephanie Ruhle, MSNBC, 08/13/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said the Inflation Reduction Act “makes a historically important investment in green energy”
(Rep. Katie Porter Discusses The Inflation Reduction Act, The 11th Hour With Stephanie Ruhle, 08/13/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Biden:
Katie Porter said “I’m absolutely ready to endorse Joe Biden…”
(The Last Word, MSNBC, 04/09/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Inflation/Economy:
Katie Porter bragged about the economy and said “It’s quite remarkable” and said “We are in a much better situation today”
(Rep. Katie Porter and her white board explain the strength of Biden economy, MSNBC, 01/20/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter brags about The American Rescue Plan and said “our economy is growing at the fastest rate in decades…We have record job growth and higher wages”
(Telephone Town Hall, 03/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

When asked about the Inflation Reduction Act, Katie Porter said its “Definitely a big deal”
(Katie Porter, Jimmy Kimmel Show, 08/16/22) (NRCC YouTube)

When asked about the Inflation Reduction Act, Katie Porter said “I was actually for the first time since I was sworn in, I was excited to go to Washington!”
(Katie Porter, Jimmy Kimmel Show, 08/16/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “I don’t think the price tag should per se be the dictating thing”
(Sacramento Press Club Interview with LA Times and OC Register, 11/12/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter claims the budget reconciliation spending package was needed to “stabilize our economy”
(Inside California Politics, KRON, 09/04/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “The Build Back Better Act is about making our economy stronger, more stable, and more globally competitive”
(Discussion of Build Back Better with Porter, Gottheimer, Hayes, and Spanberger; League of Conservation Voters, 1/31/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter claimed the Build Back Better Act was a “really important tool to address inflation”
(Telephone Town Hall, 12/08/21) (NRCC YouTube)

In discussing the HEROES Act, Katie Porter said she “would be hit with endless attacks about having supported a Democratic Wishlist with the most expensive government bill ever put out”
(Tustin Dem Zoom Meeting, 05/19/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Miscellaneous:
Katie Porter said “I cannot even get a single bill passed into law”
(Shabbat Services, “Rep. Katie Porter will discuss ‘Political Courage,’  University Synagogue, 05/27/22) (NRCC YouTube)

 Katie Porter said “We need to accelerate the transition away from oil and gas”
(Telephone Townhall, 03/28/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter raises her hand in support of California being a sanctuary state
(Katie Porter, Remarks At NextGen America Forum-Video 3, Garden Grove, CA 5/1/18) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “I ran on Medicare For All”
(Discussion on Medicare For All, 07/29/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said abortion should not be limited or restricted
(Bans off abortion rally, 05/14/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “restrictions on abortions are restrictions on our economy”
(Bans off abortion rally, 05/14/22) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter said “The cost of housing here is a real barrier”
(Hallie Jackson Reports, MSNBC, 04/27/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter asks “Am I good enough as your representative?”
(Office Opening, 05/21/22) (NRCC YouTube)

When calling supporters, Katie Porter said “Don’t be star struck! I’m just a regular person”
(“Join our grassroots campaign with a donation today!,” YouTube, 12/3/21) (NRCC YouTube)

Katie Porter says “I am working harder than ever. And I’m certainly not sitting around eating ice cream”
(MSNBC, 04/29/20) (NRCC YouTube)

Scott Baugh B-Roll

Scott Baugh Photos

Scott Baugh is an Orange County business owner and attorney specializing in the real estate, healthcare, energy and technology sectors. Baugh is a former California State Assemblyman. During his time in the State Assembly, Baugh was elected as California State Assembly Minority Leader.

Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Scott served as a corporate counselor for Union Pacific Railroad. He is an active member of the community, having founded the OC Marathon Foundation, a local charity that has helped teach 40,000 young people about exercise and nutrition. Scott also serves as Chairman of the Gang Reduction Intervention Program (GRIP) that works with law enforcement throughout the county to keep kids out of gangs. He is a founder and a trustee at Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. Scott and his wife Wendy, live in Huntington Beach. He has lived in the district for over 30 years.

NEW – Defund The Police:
Fox News: “California Rep. Katie Porter trashed Irvine police after they arrested man she lives with.”
SOURCE: (Houston Keene, “California Rep. Katie Porter trashed Irvine police after they arrested man she lives with,” Fox News, 09/26/22)

The New York Post: “Rep. Katie Porter trashed California cops as ‘disgrace’ in text.”
SOURCE: (Mark Moore, “Rep. Katie Porter trashed California cops as ‘disgrace’ in text,” The New York Post, 09/27/22)

The Washington Examiner: “California Democrat Katie Porter blasts local police as ‘disgrace’ in leaked text messages.”
SOURCE: (Asher Notheis, “California Democrat Katie Porter blasts local police as ‘disgrace’ in leaked text messages,” The Washington Examiner, 09/27/22)

Daily Mail: “‘Your police force is a disgrace’: California Democratic Rep. Katie Porter blasts local police department for arresting man she lives with after he ‘assaulted a pro-Trump protester at one of her town hall events.’”
SOURCE: (Paul Farrell, “‘Your police force is a disgrace’: California Democratic Rep. Katie Porter blasts local police department for arresting man she lives with after he ‘assaulted a pro-Trump protester at one of her town hall events,’” Daily Mail, 09/27/22)

Daily Caller: “California Dem Bashed Police After They Arrested Her Roommate For Allegedly Assaulting A Protester, Texts Show.”
SOURCE: (Trevor Schakohl, “California Dem Bashed Police After They Arrested Her Roommate For Allegedly Assaulting A Protester, Texts Show,” Daily Caller, 09/26/22)

Breitbart: “Democrat Katie Porter Called Local Police Department A ‘Disgrace’ In Unearthed Texts.”
SOURCE: (Jordan Dixon-Hamilton, “Democrat Katie Porter Called Local Police Department A ‘Disgrace’ In Unearthed Texts,” Breitbart, 09/27/22)

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Textbooks:
Fox News: “Katie Porter received royalties from books she required students to purchase during tenure as a law professor.”
SOURCE: (Kyle Morris, “Katie Porter received royalties from books she required students to purchase during tenure as a law professor,” Fox News, 09/20/22)

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UCI Housing:
The Associated Press : “Rep. Katie Porter’s university housing deal draws scrutiny.”
SOURCE: (Brian Slodysko, “Rep. Katie Porter’s university housing deal draws scrutiny,” The Associated Press, 09/08/22)
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Orange County Register: “Katie Porter Lives in Subsidized ‘Glass House.’”
SOURCE: (Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 09/13/22)

The Los Angeles Times: “Katie Porter Lives In A Home She Bought On The UC Irvine Campus. Now She’s Facing Criticism.”
SOURCE: (Seema Mehta, “Katie Porter Lives In A Home She Bought On The UC Irvine Campus. Now She’s Facing Criticism,” The Los Angeles Times, 09/13/22)

Los Angeles Magazine: “Rep Katie Porter’s Sweet UC Irvine Housing Deal Raises Eyebrows.”
SOURCE: (Sheila McClear, “Rep Katie Porter’s Sweet UC Irvine Housing Deal Raises Eyebrows,” Los Angeles Magazine, 09/08/22)

Breitbart: “Katie Porter Donor Helped Her Keep Sweetheart University Housing Deal.”
SOURCE: (Jordan Dixon-Hamilton, “Katie Porter Donor Helped Her Keep Sweetheart University Housing Deal,” Breitbart, 09/08/22)

RedState: “Dem Rep. Katie Porter Still Lives in Taxpayer-Subsidized Housing Provided by Her ‘Employer,’ UC Irvine.”
SOURCE: (Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, “Dem Rep. Katie Porter Still Lives in Taxpayer-Subsidized Housing Provided by Her ‘Employer,’ UC Irvine,” RedState, 09/08/22)

Gas Prices:
The Wall Street Journal: “Breaking Down California’s Mystery High Gas Prices”
SOURCE: (Allysia Finley, “Breaking Down California’s Mystery High Gas Prices,” The Wall Street Journal, 05/20/22)

RealClearPolitics: “Analysis: Gas Prices Spell Trouble for Green Dems.”
SOURCE: (Susan Crabtree, “Analysis: Gas Prices Spell Trouble for Green Dems,” RealClearPolitics, 05/20/22)

San Francisco Chronicle: “California’s gas tax will increase on July 1. Here’s how much it will cost”
SOURCE: (Dustin Gardiner, “California’s gas tax will increase on July 1. Here’s how much it will cost,” San Francisco Chronicle, 05/02/22)

San Francisco Chronicle: “California’s gas tax increase raises already sky-high prices”
SOURCE: (Jacob Aere, “California’s gas tax increase raises already sky-high prices,” KPBS, 07/01/22)

Public Safety:
NBC Bay Area: California Homicides, Violent Crime Rose in 2021
SOURCE: (Stefanie Dazio and Don Thompson, “California Homicides, Violent Crime Rose in 2021,” NBC Bay Area, 08/26/22)

SALT:
Real Clear Politics: “House Dems Drop SALT Pledged To BACK Manchin Bill.”
SOURCE: (Susan Crabtree, “House Dems Drop SALT Pledges To Back Manchin Bill,” Real Clear Politics, 08/08/22)

Inflation:
CNBC: “State, local relief not in cards for residents of high-tax states as House assesses Inflation Reduction Act.”
SOURCE: (Kate Dore, “State, local relief not in cards for residents of high-tax states as House assesses Inflation Reduction Act,” CNBC, 08/11/22)

Fox News: “Vulnerable House Democrats defend vote on Inflation Reduction Act, expansion of IRS.”
SOURCE: (Kyle Morris, “Vulnerable House Democrats defend vote on Inflation Reduction Act, expansion of IRS,” Fox News, 08/18/22)

The Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%.”
SOURCE: (Gabriel T. Rubin, “U.S. Inflation Hits New Four-Decade High of 9.1%,” The Wall Street Journal, 07/13/22)

MarketWatch: “U.S. inflation climbs to new 41-year high of 9.1%, CPI shows, as gas prices surge.”
SOURCE: (Jeffry Bartash, “U.S. inflation climbs to new 41-year high of 9.1%, CPI shows, as gas prices surge,” MarketWatch, 07/13/22)

Associated Press: “Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes”
SOURCE: (Brian Slodysko, “Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes,” Associated Press, 3/23/22)

CNN Business: “All that stimulus is sending inflation higher”
SOURCE: (Anneken Tappe, “All that stimulus is sending inflation higher,” CNN Business, 4/9/21)

The New York Times: “. . . Biden’s stimulus is temporarily stoking inflation.”
SOURCE: (Jeanna Smialek, “A regional Fed analysis suggests Biden’s stimulus is temporarily stoking inflation.,” The New York Times, 10/18/21)

Miscellaneous:
The Washington Free Beacon: “The Truth About Katie Porter.”
SOURCE: (Andrew Stiles, “The Truth About Katie Porter,” The Washington Free Beacon, 05/14/22)

The Washington Free Beacon: “Katie Porter Is Going After Congressional Millionaires. Financial Disclosures Show She’s One Of Them.”
SOURCE: (Joe Schoffstall, “Katie Porter Is Going After Congressional Millionaires. Financial Disclosures Show She’s One Of Them,” The Washington Free Beacon, 03/01/21)

City of Irvine: “Irvine is Safest City of its Size for 16th
SOURCE: (Press Release, “Irvine is Safest City of its Size for 16th Year,” City of Irvine, 09/27/21)

The Washington Free Beacon: “Proxy Abuse: House Dems Who Don’t Show Up to Congress Spent Big on Campaign Travel.”
SOURCE: (Matthew Foldi and Haley Strack, “Proxy Abuse: House Dems Who Don’t Show Up to Congress Spent Big on Campaign Travel,” The Washington Free Beacon, 02/17/22)

Fox News: “Dem Rep. Katie Porter does not offer health insurance to campaign staffers despite calling it a ‘human right.’”
SOURCE: (Joe Schoffstall, “Dem Rep. Katie Porter does not offer health insurance to campaign staffers despite calling it a ‘human right,’” Fox News, 05/04/21)

The Washington Free Beacon: “Rep Porter: Congressional Clout Helped Erase My Medical Bills.”
SOURCE: (Todd Sheppard, “Rep Porter: Congressional Clout Helped Erase My Medical Bills,” The Washington Free Beacon, 05/26/19)

The Washington Free Beacon: “Porter Berated Bank for Wages Comparable to Her Own Staff Salaries.”
SOURCE: (Todd Sheppard, “Porter Berated Bank for Wages Comparable to Her Own Staff Salaries,” The Washington Free Beacon, 09/03/19)

The Washington Free Beacon: “Erasing Three Colleagues, CA Democrat Claims She’s the ‘Only Single Mother’ in Congress.”
SOURCE: (Alex Nester, “Erasing Three Colleagues, CA Democrat Claims She’s the ‘Only Single Mother’ in Congress,” The Washington Free Beacon, 01/25/22)