"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."
"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.'"