Jessica Morse Receives Sacramento Bee Endorsement

Paper highlights Morse's experience, bipartisan values over career politician Tom McClintock


Monday, October 8th, 2018
Makaiah Mohler, (530) 913-3242,
Anthony Kusich, (916) 288-2228,

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today, U.S. House candidate Jessica Morse received the endorsement of the Sacramento Bee, the largest and most influential newspaper in the 4th Congressional District. The paper cited Morse's foreign policy experience and dedication to finding across-the-aisle solutions as key factors in the choice. The Bee also called out incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock's "extreme positions" and inability to hear contrasting viewpoints as reasons for voters to choose Morse. The endorsement reads, in part:

  • "We recommend Jessica Morse, the Democrat challenging GOP Rep. Tom McClintock. She is a bright and energetic young candidate who, if she wins, will have a prominent place in the crop of new House Democrats."

  • "[Morse] can be a better representative than McClintock, who represented a Southern California district in the legislature and still lives outside this congressional district in Elk Grove. McClintock votes the Republican Party line even when it goes against the best interests of his district."

The full endorsement can be read here.

McClintock is facing his toughest re-election test since his first race in 2008. He trailed Morse in fundraising by a more than two-to-one margin in the most recent finance quarter, taking in only $223,000 to Morse's $543,000. Additionally, every major political prognosticator has moved the race out of the "Safe Republican" category, including Inside Elections, the Cook Political Report, UVA's Crystal Ball, and CNN. In fact, McClintock's 51% showing in June was the lowest total he's ever received in a 4th district primary. Morse was also added to the DCCC's Red to Blue program, which highlights the most competitive Congressional races across the country.