Valadao announces big campaign haul in his campaign to regain congressional seat

By The Leader Staff
Former Rep. David Valadao
Former Rep. David Valadao

Former congressman, David Valadao, who narrowly lost his seat in 2018 to the incumbent, TJ Cox, in a press release Wednesday, announced that he has at least $1 million in campaign contributions in the bank as he kicks off his 2020 campaign to regain his former District 21 seat.

In the final quarter of 2019, Valadao says he raised more than $630,000.

"The voters in California's 21st Congressional District have continued their strong outpouring of support for our campaign," said Valadao. "I am honored to have their trust and support. The excitement for this campaign is growing each day – and with it, so does our momentum."

According to Valadao’s press release, he says 56% of his donations come from the Fresno, Kings, Kern, and Tulare counties, which make up the 21st Congressional District.
"This election will be defined by the future of farming and water in the Central Valley," said Valadao campaign manager Andrew Renteria. "The voters know who will work to strengthen our economy and fight for us. That's why they are stepping up to the plate and supporting David's campaign."

While Cox hasn’t announced his 2019 fourth quarter campaign contributions, the first-term congressman, according to FEC campaign filing reports, had raised $1.1 million by the Sept. 30 filing deadline with cash on hand of about $645,000.

As of Sept. 30, 2019, Valadao had raised an impressive $549,000 and had about $539,000 cash on hand.

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