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February 8, 2016

California Republican Tops $400,000 for Open-Seat Race

Republican Tony Strickland is one of eight candidates running in California's 25th District. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

California Republican Tony Strickland raised more than $400,000 for his House bid in the first quarter, according to numbers provided first to CQ Roll Call.

The former state senator, who is vying for California’s open 25th District seat, had $640,000 in cash on hand as of March 31.

Strickland is one of eight candidates running in the June 3 top-two primary. They include state Sen. Steve Knight, a Republican, and podiatric surgeon Lee Rogers, a Democrat. The two highest vote recipients advance to the general election.

Strickland ran last cycle in the neighboring 26th District but lost to now-Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif. The 25th, which GOP Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon is retiring from this year, voted for Mitt Romney by a 2-point margin in 2012.

First-quarter fundraising reports, which cover the period from Jan. 1 to March 31, are due April 15 to the Federal Election Commission.

California’s 25th District is rated a Republican Favored contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

  • HannahKatz

    Tony Strickland is a good man and would represent the district well.

  • JK

    That is, if he actually had roots in the district. Strickland is a notorious carpetbagger, having run in multiple districts. Senator Knight is a much more solid choice, and he has the endorsements and grassroots support of much of the district (Lancaster, Palmdale, and Strickland’s turf in Simi Valley).

  • Alice Boxstrom

    As we are seeing more today, nefarious quacks have begun to argue that there is no need to limit the power of government officials because they have been chosen through democratic processes.

  • Hetero Lingo

    Where we are subjected to centralized control, our decisions and actions are restricted to the limited capabilities of the regulating minds.

  • Michael Nunez – A53

    Liberty would be a meaningless term if it were defined by the whims and ever-changing will of fleeting majorities and their elected agents.

  • Ms Kay

    Are they worth the price tag? What have they done for us lately?

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