The Democratic Party’s clean sweep of California’s once deeply conservative Orange County brought several new far-leftists into the U.S. House of Representatives. One of the most radical is the 49th District’s new congressman, Mike Levin.
The freshman representative has already joined the communist-allied Congressional Progressive Caucus — not a surprise, considering that socialists and communists helped get Levin elected.
Levin beat Republican Diane Harkey by nearly 14,000 votes, so the Marxist-help was probably not decisive in the general election. However, one of Levin’s socialist supporters has admitted that they engineered his nomination by out-maneuvering his Democratic primary opponents.
The 49th District was always a major target for the left. When incumbent Darrell Issa retired, it became a top priority. Even before the candidate primaries had been decided, a group — Flip the 49th! Neighbors in Action — was created specifically to turn the very marginal seat blue.
“The closest Congressional race in the Country is in our backyard. In 2016, the Republican won by just 1,621 votes. In order to stop the corrupt and chaotic agenda of the Trump Administration, the Democratic Party must win control of Congress. The path to winning back the House runs straight through our home in California’s 49th Congressional District,” states the group’s website.
Flip the 49th held rallies, knocked on doors, and phone-banked for Levin. They were the backbone of his campaign.