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On Oct. 7, Vice President Joe Biden gave a full-throttle stump speech in Bakersfield in support of Renteria and state Sen. Alex Padilla, the Democrat running for California Secretary of State.
Valadao, who had invited Biden to tour parts of the 21st Congressional District to see drought impacts, said in a written statement that “as Valley farmers, farmworkers, and families continue to suffer under drought conditions, Vice President Biden is traveling to the Central Valley to headline a political fundraiser for our opponent.”
This coming weekend, a Democratic star-studded fundraiser in the Bay Area features 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Renteria is scheduled to make an appearance.
But is Renteria’s 11th hour offensive a sign of health or a desperation heave into the end zone? The evidence suggests the latter.
October 17, 2014
Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.) has a solid lead over his opponent, according to a new poll.
Valadao, once viewed as a top Democratic target, leads former Senate chief of staff Amanda Renteria (D) by 56 percent to 37 percent in a new poll conducted by SurveyUSA for a local TV station.
September 10, 2014
Jeb Bush just became the latest high-profile politician to make a cameo in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce political ad.
In an attempt to appeal to Hispanic voters in several tight races, the Chamber on Monday released a trio of Spanish-language ads featuring Mr. Bush — a former governor of Florida; a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate; and, perhaps most importantly for the Chamber’s effort, a fluent Spanish speaker.
October 6, 2014
Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce put $300,000 into an independent media buy in support of Hanford Republican David Valadao, who is seeking his second term in Congress.
On Thursday, the organization’s national political director, Rob Engstrom, came to Fresno to reinforce what was obvious with last week’s media buy — the U.S. Chamber is endorsing Valadao.
May 15, 2014