NEWPORT BEACH, CA - - The California Republican Party has made an early endorsement in the race for the open 47th Congressional District, officially endorsing Scott Baugh late yesterday.
“The unusual pre-primary endorsement of Scott Baugh is proof that the California Republican Party is 100 percent committed to winning the 47th district and on making sure the strongest candidate has the united support of the party,” said Jon Fleischman, former CAGOP Executive Director and the publisher of the FlashReport.
Scott Baugh is running in the swing 47th district in coastal Orange County, California, an open seat due to incumbent Katie Porter’s decision to run for the U.S. Senate. In spite of being outspent by over $20 million, Baugh came within 2 points of defeating Porter in 2022. The coastal district includes the cities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and portions of Laguna Hills.
“This early endorsement is crucial to our efforts in Orange County to unite the Party and win the seat,” said Baugh. “I am deeply grateful to the leaders of the CAGOP for their support and commitment.”
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.
For more information, visit www.BaughForCongress.com.