Newport Beach, CA — Today, the Scott Baugh (R-CA47) for Congress campaign announced that Baugh has received an early endorsement from the Club For Growth PAC.
“I am honored to receive the early and enthusiastic support of Club For Growth,” said Baugh. “For years the Club For Growth has fought for limited government and economic freedom, principles I believe are desperately needed to get our economy back on track and to expand economic opportunity for all Americans.”
In 2022, the Club For Growth PAC spent $2.3 million supporting Baugh’s campaign against big-spending incumbent Katie Porter, helping to force Porter to spend nearly $29 million for her reelection and holding her to 51% of the vote. Porter has decided not to seek reelection in 2024, leaving the seat open.
Club For Growth points out that Scott Baugh is a “champion for cutting taxes”, opposing regulations and earmarks and is a supporter of school choice.
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 three decades.
The coastal Orange County 47th District includes the cities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine.