Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D. NY) in support of Councilwoman Christy Smith’s (D. CA-25) congressional campaign for the upcoming special election to fill Katie Hill’s (D. CA-25) vacant seat:
Today, I want to talk to you about Christy Smith, the absolutely amazing Democrat running in the May 12 special election for California’s 25th congressional district.
This race will be a KEY indicator of whether or not Democrats can build on the “blue wave” of 2018. If we lose this seat, the GOP will be feeling good about their chances in November.
Cook Political Report and Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball just downgraded this race from Leans Democratic to Toss-Up—Christy’s opponent is gaining ground, and we’re running out of time to fight back.
Christy has a track record of getting things done for the district. As a member of California’s State Assembly, Christy has helped provide first responders with access to mental health care, secured funding for local colleges, and increased resources for childcare and senior care services.
And her opponent thinks we should repeal the Affordable Care Act and is anti-choice. He doesn’t believe in the threats of climate change or in common sense gun control that would keep us all safe. What he DOES believe is that everything President Trump has done so far has been great—and he’s sure to vote alongside him every time.
Special elections get a lot of attention, and special interest groups have pledged to put a lot of money into this race to help Christy’s opponent. We need to have her back.
Electing hard-working women to Congress is the best thing we can do for a community, state, and country. Women put their heads down and get to work on the issues, cutting through the political rhetoric to take action.
And we’ve never needed more action than now.
Thank you for stepping up.