Democratic incumbent Rep. Harley Rouda and Republican challenger Michelle Steel are fighting to represent coastal Orange County’s 48th congressional district.
The district leans further right than any other House seat in Orange County.
Rouda now runs with a recordTwo years ago, Rouda was a disaffected former Republican, and a political newcomer, when he defeated Rohrabacher.
Laursen and his husband also appreciate Rouda’s support for LGBT rights and the environment.
Rouda, on the other hand, has received $746,539 in independent support largely from the National Association of Realtors and just $38,877 in opposition from Republican groups.