SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Three Democratic candidates running in top-tier House races in 2018 landed highly coveted endorsements from the California Democratic Party.
The candidates getting the stamp of approval from the state party are all running in GOP-held seats that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. They’re seen as top races for Democrats to win as they look to flip 24 seats to take back the House.
The candidates who scored endorsements are Dave Min, who’s running against Rep. Mimi Walters (R); Hans Keirstead, who’s challenging Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R); and Emilio Huerta, who’s looking to unseat Rep. David Valadao (R).
The endorsements give candidates a big boost of momentum to stand out among their crowded fields ahead of the June 5 primaries. Democrats have seen a surge of candidates interested in running for Congress since President Trump took office.
At the state…