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CA01 - Doug LaMalfa (R) v. Audrey Denney (D)

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The Democratic Challenger: Audrey Denney

Audrey DenneyAudrey Denny grew up on her family’s ranch in Central California and was involved in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at a young age. She served as a California FFA State Officer and later obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Agricultural Education from California State University, Chico. Audrey has volunteered on agriculture projects in El Salvador and in West Africa, and she currently works as a Senior Learning Designer at Vivayic, designing strategies and curriculum for agricultural companies and nonprofit organizations, like the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the World Bank. Audrey’s expertise in  agriculture and education has resonated with many people in the North Bay.

Her top issues include: Stop corruption in Washington, corporate money out of politics, end rigged taxes for the super wealthy, regenerative agriculture, career education, water conservation, infrastructure, veterans

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The Republican Incumbent: Doug LaMalfa

Doug LaMalfa

California's 1st Congressional District consists of 11 predominately rural counties in the northernmost reaches of California. 1st District residents enjoy pristine federally protected lands perfect for hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. The district is home to a large student population at Chico State. CA-01 is represented by one of the most extreme Republicans in Congress, Rep. Doug LaMalfa. He defended Donald Trump’s remarks comparing white supremacists and neo-Nazis to the people that protest them, and he’s consistently opposed equal rights for LGBT Americans. In 2013, he voted to cut nutritional assistance for hungry families with children while protecting the farm subsidies he personally benefits from.




Congressman LaMalfa has consistently voted against Medicaid, yet:

  • 41% of the children in CA-01 are on Medicaid or CHIP, and
  • 22% of the adults in CA-01 are on Medicaid

Congressman LaMalfa has consistently voted against the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps families in need provide healthy food for children and seniors, yet:

  • 29,217 households in CA-01 receive SNAP, and 23.2% of them have a senior 60 or older in the household and 56.3% of them have a child under 18

Congressman LaMalfa voted dozens of times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, even though it has contributed to a substantial increase in the number of insured CA-01 residents:

  • Drop In Uninsured Rate Thanks to the Affordable Care Act in CA-01: 54.7%, from 15.9% to 7.2%
  • Number of CA-01 Residents Covered Under the ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: 73,600
  • Number of CA-01 Residents Covered Through the ACA’s Marketplace Under Covered California: 21,800

Congressman LaMalfa has accepted $13,500 from the NRA.

Other CA-01 Demographics:

  • Total Population: 710,344
  • Population 65 and Over: 141,697
  • White Population: 612,664
  • Hispanic Population: 93,326
  • Asian American Population: 21,233
  • Black and African American Population: 10,022
  • Native American Population: 15,985
  • Multiracial Population: 31,958
  • Foreign Born Population: 44,969
  • Veteran Population: 57,813
  • Disabled Population: 123,800
  • Democrats: 123,542 (30.21%)
  • Republicans: 169,710 (41.5%)
  • Decline to State: 78,589 (19.22%)
  • Third Party: 37,142 (9.08%)
  • Cook Partisan Voting Index (PVI): R+11
  • 2016 Congressional Election Results: LaMalfa (R) 185,448 (59.1%), Reed (D) 128,588 (40.9%)
  • 2014 Congressional Election Results: LaMalfa (R) 132,052 (61%), Hall (D) 84,320 (39%)
  • 2012 Congressional Election Results: LaMalfa (R) 168,827 (57.4%), Reed (D) 125,386 (42.6%)
  • 2016 Presidential Election Results: Clinton 114,727 (36.5%), Trump 176,358 (56.2%), Other 22,883 (7.3%)
  • 2014 Gubernatorial Election Results: Brown 94,195 (43.5%), Kashkari 122,521 (56.5%)
  • 2012 Presidential Election Results: Obama 122,379 (40.3%), Romney 171,902 (56.6%), Other 9,647 (3.1%)

How You Can Reach Congressman LaMalfa:

Washington, DC Office: (202) 225-3076
Auburn District Office: (530) 878-5035
Oroville District Office: (530) 534-7100
Redding District Office: (530) 223-5898
Facebook Accounts: Government Page, Campaign Page (He is very active on his government account)
Twitter Accounts: Government Page, Campaign Page (He is very active on both accounts)

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