Walters Warns California Republicans at State Convention

‘They’re coming for all of us’ GOP congresswoman targeted by Democrats says of midterms

Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., is facing a tough re-election campaign in a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., is facing a tough re-election campaign in a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted May 7, 2018 at 8:30am

Rep. Mimi Walters warned fellow California Republicans that Democrats could wipe out Republicans in the state.

Speaking at the state party’s convention on Saturday, Walters said Democrats were working hard to win a number of House seats and take control of the chamber, “and nowhere harder than right here in California,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

“The Democrats think there’s no stopping them this time. They’re not just coming for any one of us, they’re coming for all of us,” she said.

Walters is being targeted by Democrats this election and has four potential Democratic opponents ahead of California’s June 5 primary.

California’s 45th District re-elected Walters last cycle but voted for Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump.

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Walters’ remarks reflected that, telling the crowd that Trump was not her first choice to be the party’s presidential nominee but that his advancement of a conservative agenda is at stake.

She also said he and the GOP majorities in the House and Senate are “being challenged and obstructed to no end” and admitted that the fight to hold the majority “is not going to be without tough times.”

Walters’ speech comes as California Reps. Ed Royce and Darrell Issa are retiring from the House and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher faces strong Democratic challengers. Like Walters, their districts also voted for Clinton.

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates California’s 45th District Leans Republican.