California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom made a stop in Fresno on Wednesday to endorse local democrats TJ Cox and Melissa Hurtado”. Cox is running for Congress and Hurtado is running for a State Senate seat.
“TJ’s gonna win, Melissa’s gonna win… I couldn’t be more proud to be here this morning with these two outstanding individuals,” exclaimed Newsom.
Cox is facing longtime Congressman and Republican David Valadao for District 21. Cox said he represents the values and principles of hard working families of the Central Valley.
Cox said, “We’re gonna have clean water for our farmworker communities, are we not?”
Hurtado currently serves on Sanger’s city council.
“There’s areas that have double-digit unemployment rates. We’re still struggling with issues to, to access healthcare,” said Hurtado.
As a daughter of immigrants, Hurtado believes she’ll be a good representative for California’s 14th Senate District, which is a seat she’s hoping to win from incumbent Senator Andy Vidak. Vidak is Republican.
Although Newsom was there for Cox and Hurtado, he took some time to touch on issues he’s passionate about.
“I think we need comprehensive immigration reform. We don’t need a demagogue the issue. I’ve always believed in border security, but I don’t believe in a tenth century solution to border security, which is billions and billions of dollars wasted on a wall,” ended Newsom.
In the June primaries, Cox finished with 37-percent of the votes, while Hurtado had 32-percent of the votes in her race. Election day is November 6th.