NEWPORT BEACH, CA – – Republican congressional candidate Scott Baugh (CA-47) announced his candidacy on December 22 and quickly raised over $519,000 before the end of the year, bringing in an average of over $58,000 a day over the Christmas holiday.
“Scott’s fundraising prowess is on full display. It is stunning to be able to raise $519,000 in just eight days and to do it over the holidays is even more impressive,” said Thomas E. Tucker, Founder of New Majority Orange County. “We need him to serve us in Congress!”
The $519,000 figure represents funds the campaign has actually collected by December 31. Even more money has been pledged and will be collected over the next several days.
“I have been overwhelmed by the reaction to my campaign,” said Baugh. “Our economy and our nation are headed in the wrong direction and this community is clearly motivated and ready for new representation that reflects our values and priorities. Katie Porter is not merely out of touch with this district, she is on the extreme fringes of politics in Washington, D.C., advocating for more centralized government control over our economy, our health care and our daily lives. Her policies will only lead to higher inflation, higher taxes, and less freedom.”
Scott Baugh is the former Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party and former 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 also serves as Chairman of the Gang Reduction Intervention Program (GRIP) that 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 new 47th district includes the cities of Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine. Rep. Michelle Steel currently represents over sixty-six percent of the district, with Rep. Katie Porter representing less than one-third.