Updated: Sep 24, 2019
Bubser is One of Just Nine House Challengers in the Nation Who Outraised Their Incumbent Opponents
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2019
Mammoth Lakes, CA— Biotech veteran Chris Bubser, Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 8th District, outraised Republican incumbent Paul Cook by 50%. She is also gaining momentum and support from Marge Doyle, the 2018 Democratic congressional candidate.
Two-thirds of Paul Cook’s funds for the quarter came from political action committees while Chris Bubser is refusing contributions from corporate PACs.
Chris also received the endorsement of Marge Doyle who ran for Congress in 2018 from Joshua Tree.
“Now more than ever we need a woman like Chris fighting for us in Congress,” said Doyle. “I encouraged her to run based on my knowledge that she deeply cares for this district.”
“As a nurse and healthcare leader in the area, it gives me great confidence and comfort to throw my support behind Chris, who understands the stresses and burdens that the health system places on normal everyday people, as well as small businesses. She will ensure that the protections that the ACA provides, such as coverage when people have pre-exisiting conditions, will remain in place and she will also work towards more reforms to lower the cost burden of getting quality healthcare. Since so many in our district depend on these life-saving provisions, Chris is the champion we need on our side in Washington.”
“I am honored to receive Marge’s endorsement,” said Chris. “Marge has been a tireless advocate for our district on many issues, but she has distinguished herself as a leader who fought to keep open our vital rural hospitals,” said Chris. “She is someone I will continue to turn to throughout my campaign for advice and expertise.”
The 8th District stretches along much of California’s eastern border, and includes parts of San Bernardino County, and all of Inyo and Mono counties. The district includes, among others, the communities of Apple Valley, Barstow, Bishop, Calimesa, Hesperia, Highland, Lone Pine, Mammoth Lakes, Needles, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa and Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.