Steel for Congress Reports $1 million Cash-On-Hand in One of Top Races to Watch in 2020
Huntington Beach, CA– Today, Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel announced she raised over $607,500 in her first full quarter on the campaign trail and ended the FEC’s third quarter with over $1 million cash-on-hand. In just five months, Steel for Congress has raised over $1.15 million making her one of the most prolific fundraisers in the country amongst Republican challenger candidates. With another strong fundraising quarter, Steel has clearly solidified herself as the Republican frontrunner to take on freshman Democrat Harley Rouda, and as a top Republican recruit in the country.
“Time-and-time again, Harley Rouda breaks the promises he made with the voters of this district. He’s flip-flopped on issues, voted with socialist AOC 92% of the time, and people are catching on to his lies,” said general consultant Sam Oh. “We’re seeing overwhelming local support for Michelle Steel’s candidacy because the people of this district believe they deserve better than Harley Rouda and his extreme agenda.”
In recent weeks, Steel has earned the endorsement of House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and was named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program as an “On the Radar” candidate.
Last month, news outlet RealClear Politics reported that a recent poll conducted by TargetPoint Consulting showed Michelle Steel tied with incumbent Harley Rouda 42%-42% with 16% undecided.
Orange County Supervisor Steel currently represents the county’s 2nd supervisorial district which overlaps 66% of California’s 48th congressional district which 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.