Former Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford/Bakersfield) lost a close re-election battle to businessman T.J. Cox (D-Fresno) in November, but recent developments suggest no rematch is likely at least in 2020. This week, Mr. Valadao and his wife filed for bankruptcy citing multi-million-dollar agribusiness losses.
The 21st District is heavily Democratic, and Mr. Valadao had done well to hold the seat for three terms until what certainly proved to be a wave election in California swept him out of office. It is unlikely another Republican could do better in the future, so Rep. Cox may find himself in good shape for re-election.
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