Shoring up support? Porter invites Gonzalez Fletcher to 2023 SOTU

Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

POLITICAL PULSE: Congresswoman Katie Porter, who is seeking Dianne Feinstein’s senate seat, has invited the head of the California Labor Federation – and former state legislator – Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, as her guest for President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address tonight.

Porter, who narrowly eked out a win in November against Republican Scott Baugh, is a favorite of Progressives, popular for her “white board” breakdowns of complex issues. She faces challengers from her left: liberal firebrand, Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee is expected to announce soon; and her right: Congressman Adam Schiff of the San Gabriel Valley. Schiff was endorsed last week by former Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

While Feinstein has not said whether or not she will seek another term, California Democrats are preparing for an epic battle over the seat.

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