2018 Midterm Voter Guide

State Assembly - District 76

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Incumbent Republican Rocky Chavez is retiring after a failed campaign for the 49th Congressional District.

Includes: North Coastal County: Camp Pendleton North and South, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista.



Tasha Boerner Horvath

Raised: $357,690 (09/22)

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Endorsements

California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, California Labor Federation, California League of Conservation Voters, California National Organization for Women, California Teachers Association, Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest, San Diego County Young Democrats, Sierra Club, Southwest Regional…more

 

Summary

Democratic Encinitas City Councilmember Hovath jumped into the race for this seat just two years after winning her first election. Her strong grassroots effort in Encinitas in 2016 led Democratic Party regulars to encourage a run for higher office.



Analysis

Currently backed by mainstream Democrats, she wants to fully fund public schools, keep neighborhoods safe, protect the environment, and safeguard the most vulnerable by reducing homelessness.

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Elizabeth Warren

Raised: $54,133.32 (09/22)

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Endorsements

MoveOn.org, Animal PAC, Democrats for Environmental Action, Single Payer PAC, Fund HER, MLK Democratic Club, Americans for Democratic Action, Progressive Democrats of America-CA, Progressive Democrats of San Diego County, Progressive Democrats of North San Diego County, Barrio Carlsbad Community Advocates, California Democratic Party Chicano-Latino Caucus (recommended), Moms Demand Action/Everytown…more

 

Summary

Journalist/Democrat Elizabeth Warren is not THE Elizabeth Warren, but she could be with her ties to activist organizations and generally progressive platform. Her top 3 priorities are guaranteed healthcare for all, addressing California’s housing emergency, and increasing investment in K-12 public schools.


Analysis

Warren’s financial disadvantage has led to a low profile campaign since the primary. Her activism within the Bernie wing of the Democratic Party and easy-to-remember name are her strengths.

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