These political newbies are stepping up to run for Congress, and many say it's because of Trump

"Katie Porter, a law professor at UC Irvine, sees the stakes the same way. Confident that a Trump presidency would favor special interests, especially the big banks, the 43-year-old Porter decided to challenge Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) just two days after the November election.

A longtime consumer advocate who was tapped by then-Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to oversee California’s share of the national mortgage foreclosure settlement, Porter said she sees public office as a logical extension of the work she’s always done. She has been endorsed by Emily’s List, Harris and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)."

From the Los Angeles Times 7/31/17