Republican Party of Orange County makes rare early endorsement of Scott Baugh for 47th Congressional District

Scott Baugh announced he has received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Orange County in his campaign for the 47th Congressional District. The endorsement is especially notable as early endorsements in an open Congressional Seat are rare for the Republican Party of Orange County.

“This was an easy endorsement for our committee to make and it was important to make the endorsement early,” said OCGOP Chairman Fred Whitaker. “We know that Scott Baugh represents the best chance for Republicans to take back the 47th Congressional District in 2024. He has the grassroots support from the community, he has proven to be a fierce campaigner and he is a true conservative. He deserves the support of Republicans running against the radical democrats that have already announced and it is important for us to send a message, Republicans are unified and ready to win.”

The 47th Congressional District will be an open seat in 2024 as incumbent Democrat Katie Porter has announced she is seeking election to the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Diane Feinstein.

About Scott Baugh

Scott Baugh is the former Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party and former California Assembly Republican Leader. He is an active member of the community, having founded the OC Marathon Foundation, a local charity that has helped teach 40,000 young people about exercise and nutrition. Scott has also served as Chairman of the Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership which works with law enforcement throughout the county to keep kids out of gangs. He is a trustee at Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. Scott and his wife Wendy live in Huntington Beach. He has lived in the district for more than 30 years.

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  1. A rare endorsement means the Republicans do not have anyone else to run in the district. You go Scott Baugh, same Scott Baugh that was indicted in the 1990’s. From the LA Times in March 1996: Baugh, of Huntington Beach, was charged with four felonies, including falsifying campaign reports and persuading another person to commit perjury. He also was charged with 18 misdemeanors for allegedly concealing the source of campaign money.

    Keep those winners coming California Republicans

  2. I agree! We need fresh faces not the same old candidates that have been in and out of office for decades. If you go with Baugh, bet Democrats win.

  3. How ridiculous to drag out the same candidate who lost last time. But this is the OCGOP under What’s-his-name Whitaman!

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