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Thousand Oaks Acorn: Ventura County Seat Garnering Attention From National GOP

May 27, 2022

For the first time in a long time, the national GOP has its eye on California’s 26th Congressional District, which has been in Democratic hands since 2012.

The National Republican Congressional Committee recently added the district to its target list, making any Republican who emerges from the primary the potential recipient of millions in funding.

Right now, that person appears to be Matt Jacobs, who recently received the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House minority leader.

The Julia Brownley challenger said a recent poll—paid for by his campaign—shows a virtual tie between him and the sitting congresswoman.

“Unfortunately, the vast majority of districts in our country reward extremism—on both the left and the right,” Jacobs said. “But this is one of those treasured districts that’s more balanced and . . . I think voters will support a balanced candidate willing to reach across the aisle.”

Read the full article in the Thousand Oaks Acorn here.