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CA04 - Tom McClintock (R) v. Jessica Morse (D)

The Democratic Challenger: Jessica Morse

Jessica MorseJessica Morse is a fifth-generation Californian. She obtained her Masters Degree focusing on nuclear non-proliferation from Princeton University. Morse served her country as a national security strategist for over a decade. As a national security strategist, Morse has helped strengthened relationships from the US and India, as well as countering terrorist threats abroad and working closely with soldiers. She has more experience than many members of Congress when it comes to federal budgeting, including managing billions of dollars for the global foreign aid budget at the State Department.

Her top issues include: Improving the Affordable Care Act, DREAM Act, consumer protection, net neutrality, local control of water, fire protection

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The Republican Incumbent: Tom McClintock

Congressman Tom McClintock (R-Thousand Oaks) has the distinction of being California’s most traveled Member of Congress. He represented Los Angeles County in the State Senate until this northeastern district opened up. 400 miles later, he’s picked up where he left off in the state legislature, becoming the most rigidly ideological member of the California Republican delegation. McClintock believes government can’t help people, and he spends every waking moment in Congress trying to prove it. To his credit, he’s actually hosted town halls this year, where he has insulted immigrants and women with abandon. This district includes one of California’s most popular tourist destinations and one of America’s most heavily protected bodies of water, Lake Tahoe, which he does almost nothing to help. The people of the 4th could do a lot better.




Congressman McClintock has consistently voted against Medicaid, yet:

  • 22% of the children in CA-04 are on Medicaid or CHIP, and
  • 13% of the adults in CA-04 are on Medicaid

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

  • 17,589 households in CA-04 receive SNAP, and 37.5% of them have a senior 60 or older in the household and 43.6% of them have a child under 18

Congressman McClintock 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-04 residents:

  • Drop In Uninsured Rate Thanks to the Affordable Care Act in CA-04: 58.2%, from 12.2% to 5.1%
  • Number of CA-04 Residents Covered Under the ACA’s Medicaid Expansion: 39,600
  • Number of CA-04 Residents Covered Through the ACA’s Marketplace Under Covered California: 23,600

Congressman McClintock has accepted $95,156 from the NRA. 

Other CA-04 Demographics:

  • Total Population: 722,313
  • Population 65 and Over: 146,310
  • White Population: 614,717
  • Hispanic Population: 95,371
  • Asian American Population: 34,703
  • Black and African American Population: 11,853
  • Native American Population: 5,433
  • Multiracial Population: 34,198
  • Foreign Born Population: 64,754
  • Veteran Population: 58,196
  • Disabled Population: 95,484
  • Democrats: 129,339 (29.09%)
  • Republicans: 193,952 (43.26%)
  • Decline to State: 91,800 (20.65%)
  • Third Party: 29,556 (6.65%)
  • Cook Partisan Voting Index (PVI): R+10
  • 2016 Congressional Election Results: McClintock (R) 220,133 (62.7%), Derlet (D) 130,845 (37.3%)
  • 2014 Congressional Election Results: McClintock (R) 126,784 (60%), Moore (R) 84,350 (40%)
  • 2012 Congressional Election Results: McClintock (R) 197,803 (61.1%), Uppal (D) 125,885 (38.9%)
  • 2016 Presidential Election Results: Clinton 138,790 (39.2%), Trump 190,924 (54%), Other 23,674 (6.8%)
  • 2014 Gubernatorial Election Results: Brown 103,215 (44.9%), Kashkari 126,862 (55.1%)

2012 Presidential Election Results: Obama 133,473 (39.5%), Romney 195,386 (57.9%), Other 8,775 (2.6%)

How You Can Reach Congressman McClintock:

Washington, DC Office: (202) 225-2511
Roseville District Office: (916) 786-5560
Facebook Accounts: Government Page, Campaign Page (He is somewhat active on his government account)
Twitter Accounts: Government Page, Campaign Page (He is very active on his government account)

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