Elle Magazine (4.6.18)
Regina Bateson tells me her children were "the main inspiration" for her decision to enter the race. A candidate for the House in California’s 4th District, Bateson also has three children, who were all under five when she announced her bid for office. "In the future, all of our kids will look back on this time and will want to know what did we do?" Bateson insists. "This is a pivotal moment for us," and she is determined to do whatever she can to make "the biggest possible" difference.
"'YOUTH AWARDED FOR POSITIVE IMPACT': Placer, Colfax, Del Oro students win" (Auburn journal, 3.28.18)
“'Today’s youth are strong leaders, innovators and dedicated volunteers who make a profound difference in their schools, communities and homes they reside in,' said Kory Annonio, health educator."
"Many people attended the event including Supervisor Jim Holmes, Sacramento District 5 Supervisor Don Nottoli, Placer County Children’s System of Care Director Dr. Twylla Abrahamson, keynote speakers and Granite Bay High School graduates Assemblyman Kevin Kiley and congresswoman hopeful Regina Bateson."
"'Grab'em by the midterms': Sacramento Women's March looks to November Election" (Sacramento Bee, 01.20.18)
"Normally, [Tom} McClintock’s district is considered safely Republican. This year, it’s on a list of seats the Democrats think they can flip."
“'Last year a lot of us were in shock. This year, it’s 2018. People are realizing we can’t just march, we have to vote. We have to get involved in our campaigns. We have to make a difference at the ballot box,' said Regina Bateson, who attended the Sacramento march."
"Regina Bateson eyes South Placer as key to beating Tom McClintock" (Roseville Press Tribune, 01.19.18)
"Bateson sees three keys to beating McClintock: strong local roots and community connection; strong grassroots support; and resources to get the message out. 'We’re the only campaign that brings all three of those things to the table,' Bateson said."
"So what can Bateson bring to the table that McClintock can’t?|"
"'I’m completely 100 percent loyal to the community that raised me, and I’m committed to be a real voice for us in Washington, D.C. and to fight for the practical needs of people here,' Bateson said."
"She continued, 'We need good-paying jobs. We need a world-class public education system. We need smart investments in infrastructure for our region. And we need affordable healthcare. We should be making life better for people here in our district, not making it worse, which is what McClintock is doing right now.'"
"Doug Jones’ victory gives Tom McClintock’s challenger hope" (Sacramento Bee, 12.13.17)
"On Tuesday night when electoral lightning struck in the deep South, Regina Bateson stood in the middle of a shoulder-to-shoulder gathering at a home in Sacramento and made an announcement: 'Doug Jones has won in Alabama.' The crowd, shocked at the news, hooted and hollered."
"Bateson, a Democrat, is challenging Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, for Congressional District 4, which runs from Roseville to Lincoln to Tahoe to Yosemite."
"'If they can do it in Alabama, we can do it in CD4,' one of Bateson’s volunteers shouted."
"A Wishful Anti-Trump Wave in McClintock Country: 'If they can do it in Alabama, we can do it in CD4'" (Sacramento Bee, 12.17.17)
"On the night electoral lightening struck the Deep South, Regina Bateson stood in a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd at fundraiser for her congressional campaign in Sacramento, and delivered the happy news: 'Doug Jones has won in Alabama.'"
"Bateson, a mother of three young boys, grew up in Roseville, went off to Stanford, joined the U.S. Foreign Service, got a doctorate at Yale, taught at MIT, was stunned by Donald Trump’s victory, and returned home to join the resistance by running for Congress."
"The amped-up crowd hooted and hollered at word of Jones’ victory, finding hope that in Republican Roy Moore’s defeat, a Democratic woman could wrest Congressional District 4, one of California’s reddest districts, away from one of California’s most well-known Republicans, Tom McClintock."
"Democrats scour map for sleeper races" (Politico, 12.08.17)
"The incumbent Republicans in those seats, some of them unaccustomed to vigorous challenges, are already feeling the squeeze."
"California Rep. Tom McClintock, who represents one of the newly added districts, acknowledged 'a huge enthusiasm gap that favors the Democrats right now.'"
"'I think in a lot of ways, it’s the 2010 dynamic in reverse,' [McClintock] said."
"Democrats see opportunity in a strongly Republican California congressional district" (Los Angeles Times, 11.19.17)
"After deciding to run for office earlier this year, [Bateson] moved back to Roseville, where she grew up, with her husband and their three children. 'This is a time when we all have to stand up and do the most that we can do,' she said."
"Protecting the Affordable Care Act is a central part of her pitch. She also stresses her moderate bent by saying she would join the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in Congress."
Regina's op-ed on the Republican Tax Plan (Sacramento Bee, 11.15.17)
"We should be streamlining regulations to make life easier for small business owners. We should be ensuring that even in rural areas of the 4th District, aspiring entrepreneurs can access high-speed internet and participate in the modern economy."
"We should be embracing new ideas and looking to the future, rather than clinging reactively to the failed policies of the past. The time has come for a fresh, independent voice to represent the 4th District in Washington, D.C."
Four Democratic challengers to Tom McClintock speak in Rocklin (Roseville Press Tribune, 10.25.17)
"The event drew solid reviews from one town hall attendee, Kathy Carpenter of Lincoln. […] Carpenter cited Bateson as the candidate she might vote for, noting that 'she just seemed the most prepared with her answers.'”
Regina Bateson Profiled for "She is Running" Series (Dame, 9.21.17)
"Like many Democrats, Regina Bateson woke up November 9 convinced she had to do something: Take on one of the most conservative politicians in her home state."
"Thinking Of Running For Office? A Website Lets You Test The Waters" (NPR Morning Edition, 8.30.17)
"[Bateson] says she was thinking about what Donald Trump's victory meant for her kids: 'I have three boys. They're all little boys. And I don't want them to grow up in a world where bullying is the norm.'"
"That night she was in shock. Then, over the coming days and weeks, she started to feel a higher calling. She took a good long look around and told herself: 'This is a time when we all have to stand up, and have the biggest impact that we can. We each need to do the biggest thing that we can.'"
"At GOP Rep. Tom McCLintock's remote town hall, Trump is never far" (Los Angeles Times, 8.25.17)
"McClintock's district is considered to be mostly Republican, but he’s being challenged in 2018 by a handful of Democrats including Regina Bateson[…]."
"After [McClintock’s] town hall, Bateson, who recently moved back to her hometown of Roseville, stood outside the gym doors hanging campaign fliers."
"'There's a Political Earthquake Happening Here'" (Sacramento Bee, 7.24.17)
"Tom McClintock does not reflect the values of the 4th District. He does not act in the best interests of the district,” said Bateson, 35, a former U.S. State Department foreign service officer who recently returned with her family to her hometown of Roseville. 'What we need to do is grow jobs. We need sound bipartisan land management to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. We need clean air and water. We need affordable health care.'"