Steel Continues to Solidify Support as a Top Republican House Challenger in 2020
Huntington Beach, CA– House Republican Whip Steve Scalise announced his endorsement of Michelle Steel as she seeks to unseat liberal Harley Rouda in 2020. Whip Scalise’s announcement comes on the heels of key national figures, including House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and the majority of the California congressional delegation, throwing their support behind Steel.
“I am proud to support Michelle Steel, a candidate with a clear vision for Orange County. As House Democrats embrace an extreme socialist agenda, Michelle is making the case for smart economic policies that create jobs, boost our economy, and allow small businesses to thrive. She’s a true public servant looking to better serve her community, and I look forward to working with her in Congress to set a bold agenda that will improve the quality of life for all Americans,” said Republican Whip Scalise.
Michelle Steel stated, “I am honored to have the support of Whip Scalise and am grateful for his many years of public service fighting for all Americans. We are seeing clear momentum in the 48th congressional district to unseat Harley Rouda and bring meaningful change to Washington.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee noted California’s 48th District as a top target in 2020 as they look to retake the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Michelle Steel has solidified herself as the top candidate to take on Harley Rouda and has seen consolidated support from the California Republican Party and influential Orange County leaders.
Whip Steve Scalise joins a growing list of federal elected officials to back Michelle Steel for Congress:
- House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy
- House Republican Whip Steve Scalise
- U.S. Representative Ken Calvert
- U.S. Representative Devin Nunes
- U.S. Representative Paul Cook
- U.S. Representative Tom McClintock
- U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa
- U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik
- U.S. Representative Mimi Walters, ret.
- U.S. Representative Ed Royce, ret.
- U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, ret.
- U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher, ret.
- U.S. Representative Steve Knight, ret.
- U.S. Representative Jeff Denham, ret.
- U.S. Representative David Valadao, ret.
- Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, ret.