NEWPORT BEACH, CA – – Republican Congressional candidate Scott Baugh (R-CA47) announced today that he raised over $528,000 in the first quarter of 2023, the entire amount from donors – no candidate donations or loans are included. Baugh is running in the open 47th District of California, a seat he nearly won in 2022, even though he was outspent by $20 million by incumbent Katie Porter. Shortly after her reelection, Porter announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
“Our 2022 campaign was the first step in the process of restoring thoughtful and effective representation that expands economic opportunity, fights inflation, protects our border and makes our neighborhoods safer,” said Baugh. “Our economy and our nation have suffered too long from the harmful policies of the Biden Administration and the last Congress. The support I am receiving proves that voters in the 47th District clamor for a change of direction.”
“Scott Baugh’s fundraising proficiency coupled with his grassroots support and endorsement from the Republican Party of Orange County sends the clear message that it is time to unite behind Scott and avoid wasting resources in an unnecessary primary race,” said OCGOP Chairman Whitaker.
Since announcing his 2024 campaign Baugh has received endorsements from The Republican Party of Orange County, The Lincoln Club of Orange County, the Club for Growth, as well as overwhelming support from local elected officials, including State Senator Janet Nguyen, Assemblymember Diane Dixon, Orange County Supervisor and Chairman of the Board, Don Wagner; Irvine City Council Member Mike Carroll; Laguna Hills Mayor Janine Heft, Mayor Pro Tempore Dave Wheeler, Councilmembers Don Caskey and Joshua Sweeney; Huntington Beach Mayor Tony Strickland, Huntington Beach Councilmembers Pat Burns, Gracey Van der Mark and Casey McKeon; Newport Beach Mayor Noah Blom, Newport Beach Councilmembers Joe Stapleton, Erik Weigand, Robyn Grant, Lauren Kleiman and Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill; Costa Mesa Councilmember Don Harper; Seal Beach Councilmember Tom Moore, and Seal Beach City Councilmembers Lisa Landrau and Nathan Steele.
Scott Baugh is the former Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party and former California Assembly Republican Leader. He is an active member of the community, having founded the OC Marathon Foundation, a local charity that has helped teach 40,000 young people about exercise and nutrition. Scott has also served as Chairman of the Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership which works with law enforcement throughout the county to keep kids out of gangs. He is a trustee at Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. Scott and his wife Wendy live in Huntington Beach. He has lived in the district for over 30 years.
The coastal Orange County 47th District includes the cities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine.