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OC Republicans Knock on Doors as Democrats Back Off

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — If Greg Raths loses his bid to become the next representative of California’s 45th Congressional district, he’ll do it on his feet.

As other campaigns have forgone door-knocking, the Republican has gone anyway, accepting the risks of contracting, or spreading, coronavirus. The fiscal hawk and social conservative believes those risks are minimal and follows some social distancing protocols, stepping away as the occupants come to greet him. He wears a mask, and when he hands out materials, he does so wearing a glove.Read More

Elect Greg Raths to represent the 45th congressional district

The race for the 45th congressional district in South Orange County reveals the county’s remarkable shift away from the Republican Party. The district had been a GOP stronghold, but Democratic consumer attorney Katie Porter won a three-point victory in 2018’s blue-wave election. Most analysts now rate this as a Democratic-leaning seat.

Porter deserves a large share of credit for the Democratic successes in this closely divided district. She has quickly garnered a national reputation as a crusader for progressive causes. If fund-raising is a sign of success, her $8 million war chest reportedly is more than 10 times larger than that of her opponent, Mission Viejo City Councilman Greg Raths.
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July 20th Weekly Update

Good Afternoon Team Raths,

Operations are going well!!

We are gaining momentum!!

Thank you to all of my supporters!!

We are happy to announce that over the week we had many crucial endorsements, events, and fantastic volunteers.
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Press Release: Crime Survivors PAC Endorses Greg Raths for Congress

Councilman/Retired USMC Colonel Greg Raths
Endorsed by Crime Survivors PAC for California’s 45th Congressional District

Orange County, CA (June 30, 2020) – Colonel Greg Raths, USMC (Ret.), a Mission Viejo Councilman, has received the endorsement of Crime Survivors PAC. He is the Republican nominee for the House of Representatives against freshman incumbent Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine), who is endorsed by none of the mayors in the 45th District.  The district has a 2.4% Republican registration advantage.

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Renaming John Wayne Airport?

A political science associate professor and a social sciences associate professor (who are both former Democratic candidates for elected office) wrote an op-ed calling for the renaming of John Wayne Airport.  I condemn John Wayne’s 1971 comments, but historians remind us that we must judge people in the context of their times and the totality of their work.Read More

June 23rd Weekly Update

Good Afternoon Team Raths,

We have been continuing to move forward and engaging with the community. Thank you for all your help and support!

We are happy to announce that over the week we had many successful rallies, events, and fantastic volunteers.

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Press Release: Councilman/Retired USMC Colonel Greg Raths Votes to Fully Fund Mission Viejo Police Services

Councilman/Retired USMC Colonel Greg Raths
Votes to Fully Fund Mission Viejo Police Services

Mission Viejo Council Unanimously Votes for Police Services Contract

Orange County, CA (June 11, 2020) – Colonel Greg Raths, USMC (Ret.), a Mission Viejo Councilman, joined with his Council colleagues to approve the city’s FY 2020-21 $20.1 million contract for police services with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  The contract adds patrols to Mission Viejo schools to protect students, teachers, and school staff.

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Press Release: Councilman/Retired USMC Colonel Greg Raths Endorsed by 9 of 10 Mayors in California’s 45th Congressional District

Councilman/Retired USMC Colonel Greg Raths
Endorsed by 9 of 10 Mayors in
California’s 45th Congressional District

Raths is the Overwhelming Choice of Local Leaders in California’s 45th District

Orange County, CA (June 4, 2020) – Colonel Greg Raths, USMC (Ret.), a Mission Viejo Councilman, has received the endorsement of nine of the ten mayors in the 45th Congressional District. He is the Republican nominee for the House of Representatives against freshman incumbent Representative Katie Porter (D-Irvine), who is endorsed by none of the mayors in the 45th District. The district has a 2.4% Republican registration advantage.

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Press Release: Mary Bono Endorses Greg Raths for Congress

Greg Raths, Republican candidate for California’s 45th Congressional District, has received the endorsement from former Congresswoman Mary Bono.Read More

Greg Raths Wins Republican Nomination; Will Advance To November General Election

In California’s 45th congressional district, retired Marine Colonel and Mission Viejo City Councilman Greg Raths has finished on top of a crowded Republican field to secure his place on the November general election ballot.Read More