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Fri May 8, 2015, 09:28 AM

 

House CA-25: elected Waterboard member Gutzeit in to challenge Steve Knight

Democrats have landed their first potentially legit candidate to challenge freshman GOP Rep. Steve Knight, Santa Clarita water board member Maria Gutzeit, who announced a bid on Thursday. Gutzeit had reportedly spoken with the DCCC last month, and she actually has experience winning office (the water board is an elected body), which is not insignificant given how thin the Democratic bench is around these parts.

Knight's also a pitiful fundraiser, and since Mitt Romney only carried this blue-trending district by 2 points, it's possible Gutzeit could put it in play. But last year, Democrats were shut out of the general election because poor primary turnout allowed Knight and another Republican to move on to November. There's a risk this could happen again, particularly if other Democrats pile into the race, so if Gutzeit winds up being the favorite, she'll have to work hard to make sure she performs well enough in the primary.

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir and Jeff Singer, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, and Taniel. via email


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Fri May 8, 2015, 10:33 AM

1. Link?

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #1)

Fri May 8, 2015, 11:05 AM

2. From email from Kos.

 

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir and Jeff Singer, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, and Taniel. via email

I looked up the link at Kos:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/08/1383276/-Daily-Kos-Elections-Morning-Digest-Kentucky-Republicans-sink-ever-deeper-into-the-muck

I'm sorry but you will have to scroll down to House and CA.

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