Kamala Harris and Gavin Newsom to Campaign for California Democrats in House Races

Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris (Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press)
Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Democrats Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that they will tour Southern California to campaign for Democrats in four “toss-up” U.S. House seats.

The FiveThirtyEight House poll that analyzes all the major 2018 election polls to provide a statistical probability of the Democrats flipping 23 Republican seats to gain control of the House, currently predicts a 86.4 percent chance the Democrats will win a majority, with an estimated net gain of 40 Congressional seats.

But according to the Cook Report, which analyzes individual House races, the Democrats only have a net 16-seat polling advantage. Democrats must win at least 7 of the 28 US House seats in the “Toss-Up” category, with the largest concentrated bloc of four in Southern California.

Harris and Newsom are considered Democrat “all-stars.” Coming off her slashing attacks in the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Harris was stumping across Iowa last week as the leading Democrat Presidential hopeful for the 2020 election, according to the Washington Examiner. Newsom was leading by an average of 15-points in the four polls released in the last week in the race to succeed Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown.

Harris and Newsom will kick off their campaign swing to build Democrat voter enthusiasm early Saturday in the Santa Clarita Valley to rally support for Democrat Katie Hill, running in the 25th congressional district She is facing two-term Republican Stephen Knight.

Saturday afternoon, Harris and Newsom will join comedian Chelsea Handler in Orange County to support Democrat UC Irvine Law Professor Katie Porter running in the 45th congressional district to flip the seat held by five-term Republican Rep. Mimi Walters.

Harris and Newsom will later rally in Costa Mesa for Democrat candidate and former Republican Harley Rouda, running in the 48th congressional district to knock off 11-term Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.

Harris and Newsom will finish the evening in Brea with Democrat — and winner of the $266 Mega Millions jackpot  — Gil Cisneros running for the 39th congressional District open-seat against Republican former State Assemblywoman Young Kim.

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