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Welcome to the latest Swing Left District Dispatch – a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers around the country to compile new, actionable stories from each Swing District, once a month.

District News

Compiled by the Swing Left volunteers of CA-10

District CA-10

  • CA-10 Candidate Josh Harder’s support surging: Josh Harder placed second in the CA-10 primary and is gearing up to face incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham in November. Democratic enthusiasm gave rise to a 12-point surge in Democratic vote share, compared to 2016’s primary. Meanwhile, Rep. Denham’s share of the vote dropped to the second-lowest of any incumbent Congressional candidate in California.
  • GOP party loyalty trumps helping DREAMers: Trump’s immigration policies put GOP incumbent Jeff Denham in a tough spot. Denham ultimately dropped efforts to bring a vote on a bill that would create a path to citizenship for DREAMers, signing onto a GOP-authored immigration bill instead. https://lat.ms/2tzUFVZ
  • Riding the blue wave: Josh Harder is one of ten new additions to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Red to Blue” program, highlighting candidate Harder’s strong grass-roots engagement and local support. https://bit.ly/2z8Q9mk

Action Opportunities

District CA-10

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