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Dem Rep. Katie Porter defeats GOP Scott Baugh in CA 47th Congressional District election

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Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, known for her white board use in Congress, has defeated Republican Scott Baugh in California's 47th Congressional District. Porter was elected to the House in 2018, flipping the seat held by former Republican Rep. Mimi Walters to become the first Democrat in history to flip the 45th Congressional District, a longtime Republican stronghold. In 2020, she retained her seat against Republican Greg Raths. She is a strong supporter of abortion rights and helped pass the Women's Health Protection Act in the House, which would codify Roe v. Wade abortion protections if enacted.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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