UPDATED 6:42 AM PT — Wed. July 11, 2018
As the November midterms approach, California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher is looking to keep his seat, so he can push the president’s agenda.
The Republican incumbent of California”s 48th Congressional District easily advanced to the November ballot.
The former White House speech writer for the Reagan administration has been representing the district in the lower chamber for nearly 30 years.
Some of the biggest industries in the blossoming district — which mostly encompasses the coastal swath of Orange County — include health care, educational services, manufacturing and retail trade.
The region also boasts a plunging unemployment rate of less than three-percent.
In an interview with One America News, Rohrabacher credited the district’s success to the president’s public policies.
“Well we have a President of the United States that is focusing on what is good for the American people rather than the last guy — the Obama and our liberal left friends of the Democratic Party — who are trying to build a better world,” he stated.
President Trump has thrown his support behind the congressman, congratulating him via Twitter after his primary victory.
Rohrabacher has also been a proponent of fostering relations with Russia, and has chided the ongoing Mueller investigation. He said the so-called “Russian collusion” had no impact on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Meanwhile, the California native has been a stern critic on issues important to taxpayers, including the liberal-led state gas tax hike that he has previously said could lead to the “beginning of a new tax revolt.”
“With this gas tax, by the way, we are already spending a dollar a gallon more in California when we fill up our gas tanks than almost every other state in the Union, and now they want to raise taxes on that — this is absolutely ridiculous,” said Rohrabacher.
He’s also been a vocal critic of sanctuary cities — a policy introduced by Democrats, which serves to undermine ICE from protecting law abiding Americans.
Rohrabacher said Democrats have retreated far away from their moderate values, and Californian’s are going to take note of that by repelling the so-called “blue wave” come November.
“We are right now at a point when the people of California are finally being able to understand just how far left the Democratic Party has gone,” he stated. “They’ve gone so far to the left, they’ve exposed themselves, and instead of a blue wave which they’re talking about, there’s going to be a backlash here and you’re going to find more Republican voters, rather than fewer.”