Michelle Steel Out-Raised Closest CA-48 Republican Opponent by $525,000 in 2nd FEC Quarter
Huntington Beach, CA– Michelle Steel’s campaign today reported being the top fundraiser amongst all California Republican challenger candidates for Congress — with the 4th highest total raised figure in the country amongst Republican congressional challengers — in the Federal Election Commission’s 2nd quarter covering April 1st to June 30th. Steel formed her congressional campaign committee on May 1st and raised $536,023 in just two months.
Michelle Steel also out-raised her closest Republican opponent in the 48th district by $525,000 and ended the 2nd FEC quarter with $516,929 cash-on-hand.
“Michelle Steel’s fundraising prowess, list of prominent local endorsements, and huge grassroots support have solidified her standing as one of the best Republican congressional candidates in the country,” said Sam Oh, general consultant to the Steel for Congress campaign.
“Time-and-time again, Democrat Harley Rouda has chosen to vote with the most extreme liberal members of Congress — voting with AOC 92% of the time — over voting to represent the will of the voters of the 48th district. That’s why the DCCC named Harley Rouda one of their most vulnerable members just 30 days into his tenure.”
In 2018, Steel was overwhelmingly re-elected to represent Orange County’s 2nd supervisorial district with 63.4% of the vote. The 2nd supervisorial district overlaps 66% of California’s 48th congressional district and is solely in Orange County.
The 48th district encompasses all or portions of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, and Westminster.