Our campaign has some big news. As of today, I am withdrawing my candidacy from the #CA48 congressional race. When I entered this race, one of my top priorities was to see Dana Rohrabacher defeated by a Democrat in November.

Under California’s top-two primary system, the current crowded field of 16 candidates does not ensure this will happen. Our country is laced with division and the most important job for those who care about their community is to bring people together.

Each Democratic candidate would represent our community well. Moving forward, I will be supporting Harley Rouda. Harley has shown a consistent commitment to building support from the community-up and continues to gain momentum and momentum wins races.

I maintain a firm commitment to serving the community and actively engaging to help defeat Dana Rohrabacher and elect Democrats up and down the ballot in Orange County. I am deeply grateful for your support throughout this campaign. This country and our communities are worth fighting for and we’re not done yet.