FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 27, 2022
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DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ADDS CA-41 TO “DISTRICTS IN PLAY” LIST
Today, the DCCC added CA-41 to the list of “battleground districts” they believe are flippable in 2022
PALM SPRINGS, CA — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday that they are adding California’s 41st Congressional District to their list of “Districts in Play.” With the addition of CA-41 to the list of “critical battlegrounds” this cycle, the DCCC reaffirmed that “CA-41 was just barely carried by Donald Trump and Ken Calvert is out of step with his new district.”
“In an election year that will be critical in our efforts to keep Democratic control in Congress, CA-41 is one of the few places in the country where Democrats have a chance to go on offense and unseat a Republican,” said Will Rollins.
“Our community has no appetite for Calvert’s extremism. I’m running to restore faith in our democracy so we can get to work on issues that matter — getting more money into working people’s pockets, expanding access to health care, keeping our schools safe from gun violence, and protecting our air and water from pollution.”
According to election analysts, California’s new 41st Congressional District will be historically competitive in 2022: Donald Trump and Joe Biden were separated by only about one percent of voters in the most recent presidential election. The Cook Political report has identified California’s 41st Congressional District as one of five Republican-held House seats vulnerable to a Democratic flip this year.
About Will Rollins
Will Rollins is a former federal prosecutor who focused on counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases in Southern California. He’s from a family of Republicans and Democrats and is running for Congress because the attack on the U.S. Capitol underscored why America needs a new generation of leaders to end toxic divisions that threaten our democracy and prevent us from solving problems together. For the past five years, Will served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he helped prosecute some of the insurrectionists who attacked the US Capitol on January 6th.
Coming of age at a time when being gay was literally a crime in some states, Will and his partner Paolo know that government-sponsored discrimination has lasting effects on all Americans, our economy, and our national security. That has motivated Will to improve the lives of others who face discrimination. Will’s mother and father, a public defender and journalist, stressed the importance of justice and free speech at a young age. His parents taught him that although the system may not be perfect, every generation has a responsibility to improve it. With this lesson in mind, Will is running for Congress to serve the 41st district of California and bring justice and accountability back to Washington.