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CA 50 is probably the only one in American history to see a contest between two Arab-Americans.
Christy Smith was given a head start by Katie Hill. She is using that head start and may be the only Democratic candidate.
A few Latino-Arabs live in this country. Only one has run for Congress – Ammar Campa-Hajjar. He lost in 2018. By 3 points, fewer than 10,000 votes. He is back for more.
Look at the Daily Bits. A Letter to Michelle Obama, Medical Care Policy and My Doctors 2020 General Election He is young. A couple of years older than AOC. Start with his parents. Start earlier. In his 2018 campaign, Josh Harder https://www.harderforcongress.com/ touted he was a fifth generation Central Valley resident. His family came to California in a wagon train. A long enough journey. A tough enough journey. It evokes the treks of immigrants to the United States. Josh Harder’s parents. Dad is an optometrist. With a mission. Mom has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Mom is religious. These…
Gil Cisneros https://cisnerosforcongress.com/ ran for Congress because he was lucky. In 2010, he won the lottery -- $266 million. In 2018, he won his election – by 6,711 votes. Eleventh closest winner among the Democrats who flipped Republican seats. Lucky again.
Gil Cisneros went to work for Frito Lay after he left the Navy -- in operational resources. He was a shipping and manufacturing supervisor. He was a Republican when he started. He had been a Democrat for two years before he was laid off in 2010. Weeks after he was laid off, he won the lottery.
Before his election, TJ Cox focused on combinations of business and good works. He founded the Central Valley NMTC Fund -- a certified community development organization which uses the federal New Markets Tax Credit program for disadvantaged communities and neighborhoods. TJ Cox’s victory in 2018 was an adventure in and of itself. He originally planned on a candidacy for CA 10 – a district that had attracted nearly a dozen Democratic candidates. He was unlikely to be one of the top two in the non-partisan primary. He switched to CA 21 – persuading the 2016 losing Democrat to leave the race. Elected, he is on the Agriculture Committee. A good place for someone in California’s Central Valley. Addressing the government shut down, he introduced a bill to allow government employees not getting their paychecks, to borrow up to $6,000 from the government.
Harley Rouda both brings money to the conversation and is a moderate. He is the son of a Columbus, Ohio real estate magnate. Harley was the CEO of the real estate conglomerate. He consolidated firms from Kentucky to northern Ohio. He is also a former attorney who specialized in capital formation. In this predominantly Republican district, the DCCC wanted the more moderate Democrat as its top vote getter. Rouda was the candidate the DCCC supported.