Is Orange County fertile ground for the left? California Dems are counting on it

"Plenty of progressive issues not only are in the mainstream of the Democratic Party, but also can attract independent voters and the shrinking number of moderate Republicans. A July 2017 survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, for example, found that 45 percent of Republicans and 69 percent of all California voters surveyed opposed increased oil drilling off the coast — something that Walters and another Orange County Republican on the Democratic target list, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of Costa Mesa, both support."

From The San Francisco Chronicle, 6/17/18

Rep. Mimi Walters will face Katie Porter in central Orange County's 45th district

"Katie Porter will challenge GOP Rep. Mimi Walters in November, setting up a pitched battle in a crucial House district.

Walters, first elected in 2014, represents one of the seven GOP-held districts Democrat Hillary Clinton won over President Trump in 2016. Four Democrats were on the ballot Tuesday fighting for a chance to unseat her this fall."

From The Los Angeles Times, 6/6/18