Proposition 6

Democrat Katie Porter Accused of Flip-Flopping on Gas Tax

Democrat Katie Porter, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) in California’s 45th congressional district, has been accused of flip-flopping on the state’s controversial gas tax and misrepresenting her earlier support for raising it.

Katie Porter and Obama (Barbara Davidson / Getty)

California Democrats in Key House Races Back Gas Tax Repeal

California Democrats are feeling the heat from Republican efforts to repeal the state’s new gas tax hike — so much so that candidates in key U.S. House races are supporting Proposition 6, the repeal referendum.

Gas tax repeal proposition 6 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Proposition 6: Gas Tax Repeal is GOP’s ‘Hail Mary’ for California Elections

Republicans in the Golden State believe a ballot measure that would repeal Gov. Jerry Brown’s 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax, known as Proposition 6, could be the key to reviving their party’s fortunes in California — and to preventing Democrats from winning the key congressional races they need to win back control of the U.S. House in November.

Repeal gas tax Proposition 6 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)