IRVINE, CA — Congressional Candidate Katie Porter’s TV ad attacking Mimi Walters on taxes has been rated “mostly false” by Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact, the non-partisan journalist organization that monitors political ads.

PolitiFact called Porter’s claim that Walters raised taxes on the middle class “misleading” and said Porter’s ad “ignores critical facts…. We rate it Mostly False.”

You can read the complete PolitiFact report HERE.

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“Katie Porter’s false attack on Mimi Walters’ record is not surprising. Porter is so extreme, the last thing she wants to do is talk about her own positions, which include massive tax increases on the middle class and small businesses and a complete government take-over of all health care,” said Walters campaign consultant Dave Gilliard.