California Democratic Party-endorsed Congressional candidate Emilio Huerta (CA21) made this statement in response to Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence’s visit to Bakersfield today:
“I would like to welcome Mike Pence to the Central Valley. I hope he will take the opportunity to meet with some of the people who have been hurt by the policies of his Republican ticket and David Valadao. The Central Valley residents who would lose their health coverage if he and David Valadao are successful in repealing the Affordable Care Act; the families that struggle to pay their bills and put food on their tables because of Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage; the parents and children torn apart as comprehensive immigration reform is blocked.
“However, I am simply not optimistic about Gov. Pence having a change of heart. My opponent, David Valadao, shares the same harmful agenda as the Trump-Pence ticket despite seeing the results of those policies.”