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Former Congressman David Valadao has officially filed to run for 21st District in 2020

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 15:49:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Former Congressman David Valadao has officially filed to run for the 21st District in 2020, according to the Federal Election Commission website.

Valadao filed his Statement Of Candidacy as of Tuesday which means he is up for running against incumbent T.J. Cox.

Last November, in the 21st Congressional District race, Cox declared victory over Republican Congressman Valadao.

On Thursday, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Spokesperson, Andy Orellana issued the following statement:

“In 2018, the the Central Valley kicked out a career politician who voted to take away protections for 92,000 of his own constituents with preexisting conditions. Working families sent Valadao packing because they won’t tolerate a DC insider who will prioritize Washington special interests over combating the rise in prescription drug cost, investing in needed infrastructure and bringing clean drinking water to all corners of the Central Valley.

Apparently, former Member of Congress David Valadao didn’t get the message, but you can be sure voters in California’s 21st District will reject the morally bankrupt Trump-Valadao agenda again in 2020.”