McClintock is trying to have it both ways with the GOP tax cut. Don’t buy it: This plan serves Koch Industries

November 15, 2017

Sacramento Bee | Jessica Morse                         

In this op-ed written by Jessica, she points to the faults in the Republican tax bill that will have serious implications for the people of California's 4th Congressional district.

"With four in 10 taxpayers in my district claiming the SALT deduction, that’s a lot of folks who’d be double taxed."


Democrats add Tom McClintock’s District 4 seat to list of 2018 targets

November 10, 2017

Union Democrat | Alex MacLean                         

Some of Morse’s top issues include bolstering access to high-speed Internet in rural areas, vocational training and investing in fire protection. “(McClintock) believes government should do nothing, but there’s a real cost to ignoring the problems in our district,” Morse said.


Morse Says She is Running for Congress to Help Break Up the Partisan Gridlock

October 26, 2017

Mariposa Gazette | Greg Little                             

A candidate for the California 4th District congressional seat is making national news. Jessica Morse, a Democrat, raised more money in the last quarter than incumbent Republican Rep. Tom McClintock. According to California election records, Morse raised more than $268,000 in the third quarter while McClintock raised just under $150,000.


Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 10/20

October 20, 2017

Daily Kos | Jeff Singer

This seat, which stretches from the Sacramento area through Yosemite, backed Trump 54-39, and five-term GOP Rep. Tom McClintock hasn't looked vulnerable at all since his tight 2008 win. So it came as a surprise to us when Democrat Jessica Morse, who served as a national security strategist for the Department of Defense, the State Department, and USAID, outraised McClintock $263,000 to $150,000 during the last quarter. 


DEMOCRATS raising money fast in contested CA HOUSE races

October 17, 2017

POLITICO California Playbook | Carla Marinucci and David Siders

"Six of the seven incumbents were in the nine seats targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). In the seventh, CA04 Democrat Jessica Morse posted an unexpectedly strong showing, raising more in a single quarter than each of incumbent Republican Tom McClintock’s opponents managed to raise for their entire campaigns in the 2012, 2014, and 2016 elections."


Half a dozen GOP House incumbents were out-raised by Democratic challengers in California

October 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times | Christine Mai-Duc

Nearly half of California's 14 Republican House members were out-raised by upstart Democratic challengers, the latest campaign finance filings show...Discounting personal money, Republican Rep. Tom McClintock of Elk Grove had the biggest deficit. Democratic challenger Jessica Morse raised six figures more than him, with $268,271 in contributions.


Fundraising reports show Rep. Tom McClintock's challengers could give him a run for his money

October 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times | Chris Megerian

One of four Democratic challengers, Jessica Morse, raised more money than McClintock in the third quarter of this year, according to new federal filings. Morse, who previously worked on national security issues for the federal government, pulled in $268,271. That's way more than McClintock's $149,503. She had $247,799 in cash on hand, only $105,917 less than McClintock, as of Sept. 30. 


Jessica Morse is a 5th gen Californian running for Congress in the Sierra foothills

October 16, 2017

The Arena | Ravi Gupta

Jessica is a candidate for Congress in California’s 4th District. Jessica and her family have lived in this district — the Sierra foothills — for five generations. Before entering the arena and running for Congress, she built a career in national security. We talk about everything from forest fire prevention to reaching across the aisle to appeal to voters from different parties. Jessica is part of our inaugural class of Arena Fellows. She’s someone we truly believe in, and think she represents the next generation of leaders in our country.


Will McClintock finally face a real challenge?

September 29, 2017

The Modesto Bee | Marc Boyd

Jessica Morse of Pollack Pines graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton with roots that go back five generations in the Sierra foothills. For over a decade, she worked as a national security strategist for the Defense Department, State Department and USAID. Morse is proud to have been involved on the diplomatic side of the military, focused on ending conflicts and bringing troops home. She wants to revitalize the local economy with vocational training focusing on jobs in renewable energy, forest restoration, wildfire prevention and rural health care.


Protesters walk out of Tom McClintock’s town hall, vowing to replace him

September 20, 2017

The Sacramento Bee | Angela Hart

Jessica Morse, a Democrat running against McClintock who previously worked at the Department of Defense, the State Department and in Iraq for the United States Agency for International Development, listened to the crowd inside and out. She said she’s running because she feels the district has been under-represented in Congress for years.


Our First Class of Fellows

September 13, 2017

The Arena | Ravi Gupta

In November 2016, The Arena set out to build a community that activates the next generation of civic leaders who believe in an equitable and inclusive democracy. Today, we take another critical step in that mission as we announce our inaugural class of Arena PAC Fellows. These leaders, all brave first-time candidates for elected office in 2018, were selected based on their ability to do the following: communicate their story and values, bridge across political parties and ideologies, grow and improve as leaders, and showcase strong and viable early-stage campaigns. They represent a new generation of authentic leaders who will shift the culture of our politics.


September 9, 2017

The Daily Kos

[Morse] is a mix of force, intelligence, and confidence. She has her facts down and when watching her speak I imagined how she might do in a debate with McClintock. I think she could take him. If she keeps up her personal relationship with the voters, she might be able to turn this red district blue.


2018 House Bottom Lines: Alabama to California

September 1, 2017

The Cook Political Report | David Wasserman

McClintock sits in a staunchly Republican seat but his reputation as a conservative ideologue who carpetbagged his way here from southern California has made past races closer than they should have been. Democrat Jessica Morse, an outdoors enthusiast and former USAID official, has generated some 2018 buzz. Keep an eye on this race, but it would take an epic wave to oust McClintock.


Think Local. (With A Shout Out to Jessica Morse - CA04 Congressional Candidate)

August 8, 2017

The Calamity Chronicle

Morse has literally walked the district from top to bottom, with her family living in the district for multiple generations. In the time that she spoke, Morse exemplified a qualified candidate that knows the challenges and the issues facing this district, but also understands global issues, and can point to how local and global issues connect.


Podcast 21 - CA04 Congressional Candidate Jessica Morse

July 17, 2017

Indivisible Yolo Podcast

We talk to Jessica Morse, who is running for Congress in California's 4th District! We discuss her career as as public servant and national security strategist, and how her experience abroad has prepared her to serve her community at home. We chat about job creation, environmental protection, and how you can get involved in the campaign.


The Trump effect: Women aren’t just marching, they’re running

July 8, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle | Joe Garofoli

“If not me, who? And if not now, when?” said Morse, 35, a former State Department employee who spent time in Iraq during the war a decade ago. “What is there to be afraid of? I’ve been to Iraq.” ... “I’ve always been either the only woman in the room or the youngest by 30 years,” Morse said. “Whenever people have told me that I can’t do something, I just say, ‘Watch me.’”


In desire to turn red states blue, D.C. women return to home towns to run for office

July 8, 2017

The Washington Post | Michael Alison Chandler

Jessica Morse, 35, a national-security strategist who worked for the Defense Department and State Department under Obama, returned to her home district in Northern California to run against incumbent Republican Rep. Tom McClintock.


Coup d' éTom, Part 1

June 25, 2017

52 Breads: Weekly Action During Trump's First Year

Jessica Morse has lived in more third-world countries than most Americans have lived in states.  Fresh out of college, there was Ethiopia, where she worked for a famine relief NGO. Then there was a gig in Iraq with the U.S. Agency for International Development.  In India, while at the U.S. Pacific Command, she was tasked with strengthening the U.S./India defense relationship.  And in Nepal, she followed her own vision, helping Nepalese women launch careers as mountain guides.


Jessica Morse for Congress, CA District 4

May 19, 2017

The Hot Chick Politic Show

Find out more about congressional candidate Jessica Morse. Her stories are real, her experiences are unique and she's ready to fight for CA District 4!