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Orange County Congressional races could impact balance of power in House

Governor Gavin Newsom joined Orange County Democrats Monday at Get Out the Vote rallies and campaigned alongside candidates battling tight Congressional races.  

A lot of eyes are on the O.C. as several critical races could impact the balance of power in Washington.  

In order take control of the House of Representatives, Republicans only need to win five seats currently held by Democrats and are hoping to get two of those seats in Orange County.  

Running for the 47th Congressional District is Republican Scott Baugh going up against incumbent Democrat Katie Porter.  

KTLA’s Chip Yost caught up with the candidates on Monday and asked them to talk about their final message to voters before election day.  

“Final message for the voters is it’s time for a change,” Baugh said. “We’ve been spending too much money. We’ve got too high inflation; our gas prices are too high. We need more parental control in our schools, and we need to secure our borders.” 

“We are facing a decision about what kind of economy we are going to have,” Porter said. “Are we going to have an economy that works for consumers, with fair prices? Are we going to have an economy that works for workers who build this economy and make it grow, or are we going to have an economy that’s focused on Wall Street?” 

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