For Immediate Release; February 6, 2024

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Consumer Federation of California today announced that it has endorsed Congresswoman Katie Porter (D - Irvine) for the open California seat in the United States Senate.

“After seeking interviews with all three major Democratic candidates the Consumer Federation of California is pleased to endorse Congresswoman Katie Porter for the U.S. Senate,” said Robert Herrell, Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of California (CFC). “Katie Porter is a strong national consumer leader who puts protecting consumers first, ahead of corporate profit. She would be a fantastic member of the United States Senate and serve all Californians and consumers exceptionally well.”

“I’m not a career politician. Before my first election five years ago, I worked as a consumer protection advocate holding greedy corporations accountable for cheating Californians,” said Porter, a consumer protection attorney who was on the front lines of the foreclosure crisis. “I’ve seen firsthand how corporate PAC money buys outcomes in Washington. As the only elected official in this race who’s never taken corporate PAC and refuses lobbyist money, I’m fighting to shake up this status quo and stand up to the corporate special interests that dominate DC. I’m proud to have the Consumer Federation of California by my side.”

The Senate seat in question was made vacant by the death of longtime U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. The California primary will be on Tuesday, March 5th, though ballots are being mailed to all California registered voters this week. The top two candidates will move on to the general election on Tuesday, November 5th. 

About the Consumer Federation of California: The Consumer Federation of California is a nonprofit advocacy organization that, since 1960, has been a powerful voice for consumer rights. CFC campaigns for laws and regulations that place consumer protection ahead of corporate profit.