October 16th, 2016
Outraises Knight Nearly 2-1 With an Average Contribution of Less Than $40
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Today, Bryan Caforio, candidate in California’s 25th Congressional District, announced that he raised $619,687.68 in the third fundraising quarter, outperforming Rep. Steve Knight’s $340,766.50. Caforio’s total also represents the highest amount for any Democratic challenger in the state of California.
Caforio nearly doubled Knight’s total and has now outraised Knight four quarters in a row and every quarter since announcing his run. The fourth quarter total marks the best quarter ever for a candidate running in the 25th District and was buoyed by a strong outpouring of grassroots support, with an individual average contribution of $39.56. Meanwhile, Knight continues to be in the pocket of big oil, receiving $8,000 from oil and gas PACs this quarter.
While the Caforio campaign continues to garner impressive momentum, Rep. Steve Knight is struggling to grapple with his Party’s presidential nominee. After making a politically calculated move to disavow Donald Trump just 30 days before the election, Knight had a disastrous debate moment when confronted with his decision. This election represents a binary choice, and Knight has made his choice clear: he will be voting for Donald Trump.
“Rep. Knight continues to display a surprising lack of moral clarity and has shown he’s willing to let people get pushed around by bigoted bullies like Donald Trump. Bryan Caforio will never hesitate to stand up on behalf of the families of California’s 25th District, and it’s why they stepped up for him this quarter.” said Orrin Evans, Caforio’s Campaign Manager.
Total Sum: $619,687.68
Individual Average Contribution: $39.56
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.