FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2023
ICYMI: COOK POLITICAL REPORT MOVES CALIFORNIA’S 41ST DISTRICT FROM “LEAN REPUBLICAN” TO “TOSS UP”
Calvert’s days in Congress numbered as momentum mounts for Rollins
CORONA, C.A. — Yesterday, the non-partisan Cook Political Report report shifted California’s 41st district from “Lean Republican” to “Toss Up” as Will Rollins gains momentum, while Ken Calvert continues to come under fire for taking hardline cultural stances in recent votes on Capitol Hill, including controversial votes targeting women and LGBTQ Americans in our armed forces.
“Voters across the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley are ready for change, and all eyes are now on this district to help take back the House,” said Rollins. “National forecasters know that the House majority will come down to Southern California and districts like ours in Riverside County, where we are ready for a new generation of leadership committed to compromise and problem-solving instead of extremism and culture wars.”
“Rollins raised an impressive $889,000 last quarter…the leftward trend of the area gives Rollins and Democrats a terrific opportunity, particularly in a high-turnout presidential cycle,” said Dave Wassermann at the Cook Political Report.
The aforementioned massive fundraising haul ranked second in the nation for challengers in a competitive seat, and Rollins’ fundraising report demonstrated a huge advantage over Calvert in terms of grassroots support. Rollins’ report showed a near 3:1 advantage in total contributions, and nearly double overall what Calvert raised directly from individuals.
Now, with yesterday’s ratings change, California’s 41st District cements its position as one of the most critical flip opportunities in the country for Democrats. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has listed the district as one of 33 initial “offensive targets,” and House Majority PAC announced a $35 million battleground fund for California house seats.
Will Rollins is a Palm Springs resident and Southern California native. A former federal counterterrorism prosecutor, he is now running for Congress in California’s 41st Congressional District.