The race to fill the District 30 open seat in the US House of Representatives released fundraising totals for the period ending March 31st, 2023. Schiff will be running for the US Senate to replace retiring Senator Dianne Feinstein.
Mike Feuer led the field with $657,288 and maintained cash on hand of $629,550.
Anthony Portantino was a close second with total cash raised of $610,183, and cash on hand of $575,753.
Nick Melvoin was third with $560,000 raised and $517,595 cash on hand.
Laura Friedman was 4th with $336,657 raised and $312,000 cash on hand
Ben Savage raised $101,199 and had $82,780 cash on hand.
Sepi Shyne raised $98,028 and had $64,802 cash on hand.
Maebe A Girl raised $17,286 and hand $12,580 cash on hand.
Mike Feuer is a former LA City Attorney and is endorsed by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass. Senator Anthony Portantino represents California’s 25th State Senate District. Nick Melvoin is a school board member and attorney. Laura Friedman is State Assembly member in the 44th District. Ben Savage is an actor. Sepi Shyne is a West Hollywood City Councilmember and Attorney. Maebe A. Girl is the first openly trans non-binary person to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Notable donations to the Shyne campaign included Los Angeles County Supervisor Lindsey Horvath $250 and Adam Darvish, $3300, Darvish is a West Hollywood resident who served as the direct appointee of Shyne to the Human Services Commission, but has applied for an at-large position for the Transportation Commission.
Ben Savage total included a loan of $77,000 and raised an additional $24,000.
Primary goal… get Shyne off our council, while at the same time making sure she doesn’t fail up to a more powerful position.
Mike has no shame – running for Congress while waiting for the US Attorney’s office to file fraud charges on the LADWP corruption scandal
The individual that had admitted guilt in the federal bribery charge has been unable to implicate Mike Feuer who is not under investigation.
There’s several guilty pleas. Given that Mike is either so incompetent he let it happen under his watch or is involved criminally, leads to the same conclusion – it is disqualifying for higher office.
Very uncharacteristic in either of your accusations.
You know, if Mike was being judged only on his work prior to LA City Attorney I would agree broadly with the plaudits and respect. It is just that the performance of that office (helmed by him for 10 years) was so strikingly awful (in addition to the huge red flags over LADWP) that it calls any future elected role into serious question.
As much as I would love to see a member of the LGBTQ community in this seat, State Senator Anthony Portantino is by far the most committed candidate to fighting for our rights. He has a proven track record for being a truly effective coalition builder and is someone who will be credible in fighting for the rights of transgender kids. He has a long history of legislative successes in healthcare, the environment and human rights; we need a credible voice in Washington, not someone who will waste the seat by engaging in performative politics.
Best person for the job regardless of sexual orientation.
Here we go again making transgender kids the main event. Perhaps you would like to remake civilization. Fractionalizing our culture is not the answer Silly person.
The district couldn’t hope for a more able and ethical person than Mike Feuer. He tics all the boxes!🏆🏆🏆