Katie Porter wishes she used a ‘different word’ after calling California Senate primary ‘rigged’

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) wishes she had used a different word to describe her displeasure over her primary loss in the California Senate race after declaring multiple times that it was “rigged.”

Porter came in third place in the jungle primary — where the top two candidates, regardless of party, advance to the general election. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished in first with roughly 2.25 million votes, with Republican Steve Garvey close behind with roughly 2.24 million votes, and Porter in a distant third with roughly 1.08 million votes, according to the latest tally.

In the aftermath of her electoral loss, she claimed that the race was “rigged,” or “manipulated by dishonest means,” against her. Schiff had worked to elevate Garvey at the end of the campaign in an apparent hope to Read more…

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