In our 2018 race, there was a clear contrast between myself and David Valadao — particularly when it came to health care.
While I worked as a community developer building health clinics across the Central Valley, David Valadao was in Congress voting for a bill that stripped health insurance from tens of thousands of families in our district. It also cut $800 billion from Medicaid — a program that covers millions in the Central Valley.
It was a vote Valadao knew would hurt the Central Valley, but it’s a vote he took anyway because he was under the thumb of President Trump and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — both of whom were funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars into his campaign coffers.
Now that Valadao has filed, we’ll have to remind our community why we rejected him in the first place. That’s going to take resources, and we know he’s already raising funds to spin the story and go on the attack early.
Can you chip in $10 to support our campaign? Unlike Valadao, I’m not taking any corporate PAC money because I refuse to take marching orders from special interests. Whatever you can give will go a long way in keeping this seat blue.
Time and time again, Valadao proved his willingness to put Trump and his special interest donors ahead of the people he was supposed to represent. Let’s not forget that Valadao aligned with Trump on 99% of the legislation he supported in Congress — on issues like climate change, taxes, and women’s reproductive rights.
Still, this is going to be a tough race. We won’t catch anyone by surprise this time. But if we stick together — especially right now with Valadao calling on his old allies for help — we can compete and we can win this race.
All my very best,