September 12th, 2016
Santa Clarita, Calif. — Today, Bryan Caforio, Democratic Candidate for Congress, launched his second television advertisement across California’s 25th district, in his race against vulnerable incumbent Rep. Steve Knight.
The ad entitled “Just Wrong,” features a registered nurse, and highlights Rep. Knight’s extreme positions on women’s health care, including opposing a woman’s right to choose in all circumstances, with “no exceptions” for rape, incest, or when the mother’s life is at risk.
“When women thrive, America succeeds,” said Caforio. “That is why I will stand up in Congress to support pro-family policies: I will fight to pass equal pay for equal work, require employers to provide paid family leave, allow women to make their own healthcare decisions, and proudly stand with Planned Parenthood as it continues to serve thousands of women in our community with lifesaving medical procedures.”
Nurse: “As a nurse I take it personally when Republicans in Congress try to take away women’s health care by defunding Planned Parenthood. Republicans would even ban certain forms of birth control. Congressman Steve Knight is worse. He won’t even make exceptions for women who’ve been raped or abused. See for yourself.”
Rep. Steve Knight: “I am pro-life. I don’t make exceptions.
Nurse: “That’s just wrong. Republicans in Congress and Steve Knight are just too extreme.”
The ad will air on cable television in the Los Angeles media market and will also be run on a targeted digital buy.
Caforio was born and raised in Southern California by two public school teachers, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
The 25th District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County including the Antelope Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley. President Obama won the district in 2008, and experts consider this race a toss-up . Last year Democratic registration eclipsed Republican registration, and the district is now majority-minority. National Republicans list Congressman Knight as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.