Crystal Ball moves CA-45 to “Lean Republican”

June 22, 2022

National prognosticators are feeling good about Michelle Steel’s reelection prospects. 

Sabato’s Crystal Ball is moving CA-45 from “Toss Up” to “Lean Republican,” citing the terrible environment for Democrats and Steel’s fundraising haul. 

NRCC COMMENT: “Californians are going to vote for Michelle Steel in November because Jay Chen would be a rubber stamp for Democrats’ agenda that has caused record inflation and California’s highest-in-the-nation gas prices.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair