The following comes from an August 9 press release

Planned Parenthood Action Fund today endorsed Mike Levin for Congress in California’s 49th District.

“Voters face a stark choice in California’s 49th District this November. On one side, you have Diane Harkey, an unyielding opponent of a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. …., Mike Levin is a stalwart champion of women’s health and reproductive rights. With Roe vs. Wade at stake under this Congress and administration, we need Mike Levin in Congress to protect our rights,” said Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

“I stand with Planned Parenthood because I firmly believe that all women deserve access to quality reproductive health care,” stated Mike Levin in response. “With the Supreme Court teetering on the brink of overturning Roe vs. Wade, I will do everything in my power to prevent the federal government from stripping away or eroding these vital rights.”

On August 10, the Human Rights Campaign issued this statement:

With 86 days left to go until the critical 2018 midterm
elections, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest LGBTQ
civil rights organization, will join Mike Levin to make an important
campaign announcement regarding Levin’s campaign to represent
California’s 49th Congressional District in the United States Congress.

Levin is a fierce supporter of the LGBTQ community and has vowed to be
persistent in the fight for equality and protection against

Here is a partial list of Catholic and Evangelical churches in the 49th Congressional District:


  • San Diego County Catholic parishes
  • St. Therese of Carmel, Del Mar
  • St. James, Solana Beach
  • St. Leo, Solana Beach
  • Nativity, Rancho Santa Fe
  • St. John, Encinitas
  • St. Patrick, Carlsbad
  • St. Elizabeth Seton, Carlsbad
  • St. Patrick, Carlsbad
  • Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside
  • Mary Star of the Sea, Oceanside
  • St. Margaret, Oceanside
  • St. Thomas More, Oceanside
  • St. Francis, Vista


  • San Diego County Evangelical churches
  • Calvary Chapel, Vista
  • Calvary Chapel, Oceanside
  • Calvary Chapel, Carlsbad
  • Calvary Chapel, San Juan de Capistrano


  • Orange County Catholic parishes
  • St. Edward, Dana Point
  • Holy Trinity, Ladera Ranch
    Our Lady of Fatima, San Clemente
    Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

The Levin campaign claims Levin, an environmental lawyer, led Harkey by three points (44-41 percent) in a July 9 poll, but Harkey has name recognition as former mayor of Dana Point, state assemblywoman 2008-2014, and member of the state board of equalization, which she won with 61 percent of the vote in 2014.