Rudy Salas

California’s 22nd (CA - 22)

Updated: August 5, 2022

Overview

This race will be decided on a fundamental question, who will deliver for Central Valley working families. David Valadao has become just another Washington politician who says one thing here at home and votes another way in DC – putting his own political interest first and making life worse for Central Valley working families. Rudy Salas will always put the Central Valley first.

Summary

Voters need to see TV ads on Fresno and Bakersfield broadcast and cable and voters who are OTT/CTV subscribers need to learn:

  • First, David Valadao voted against raising the $7.25 federal minimum wage and economic relief for working families during the pandemic, even though his family company took hundreds of thousands in relief money. Then Valadao voted against stopping corporate price gouging and against capping the price of lifesaving insulin, even though the price for gas and medicine were sky-high.
  • David Valadao voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would gut Medicaid and protections for people with pre-existing conditions like asthma, cancer and diabetes, leave 23-million more Americans without health insurance, and cut revenue for our rural clinics and hospitals. Valadao even voted against capping the cost of lifesaving insulin. 
  • David Valadao sponsored a bill to enact a nationwide ban on all abortions with no exceptions, even for women who have been raped or are facing medical emergencies.

Voters who are persuadable Democrats and NPP voters need to learn across the district through digital ads about:

  • David Valadao voted against economic relief for working families during the pandemic, even though his family company took hundreds of thousands in relief money. Valadao even voted against capping the price of lifesaving insulin. In stark contrast, Rudy Salas always puts the Central Valley first. When they needed him, Salas ensured Central Valley farm workers received overtime pay and when prescription drug companies gouged residents on the price of insulin, Rudy Salas voted to have California make its own insulin at lower prices.
  • David Valadao voted to allow insurers to increase health care premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, like asthma, cancer, and diabetes and even voted against capping the price of lifesaving insulin. Rudy Salas on the other hand voted to have California make its own insulin at lower prices and when Kern Medical Hospital’s trauma care center was on the verge of closing its doors, Rudy Salas took action to keep it open. Rudy Salas will always put the Central Valley first.
  • David Valadao sponsored a bill to enact a nationwide ban on all abortions with no exceptions, even for women who have been raped or are facing medical emergencies.

Hispanic voters who watch Spanish TV ads on Fresno and Bakersfield need to see in Spanish, and Hispanic voters who listen to radio ads in Fresno and Bakersfield need to hear in English and Spanish and Hispanic voters who are persuadable Democrats and NPP voters need to learn through digital ads in English about:

  • David Valadao voted against economic relief for working families during the pandemic, even though his family company took hundreds of thousands in relief money. Valadao even voted against capping the price of lifesaving insulin. In stark contrast, Rudy Salas always puts the Central Valley first. When they needed him, Salas ensured Central Valley farm workers received overtime pay and when prescription drug companies gouged residents on the price of insulin, Rudy Salas voted to have California make its own insulin at lower prices.
  • David Valadao voted to allow insurers to increase health care premiums for people with pre-existing conditions, like asthma, cancer, and diabetes and even voted against capping the price of lifesaving insulin. Rudy Salas on the other hand voted to have California make its own insulin at lower prices and when Kern Medical Hospital’s trauma care center was on the verge of closing its doors, Rudy Salas took action to keep it open. Rudy Salas will always put the Central Valley first.
  • David Valadao sponsored a bill to enact a nationwide ban on all abortions with no exceptions, even for women who have been raped or are facing medical emergencies.

Hispanic voters who speak Spanish and are persuadable Democrats and NPP voters need to learn through digital ads in Spanish and Hispanic voters who speak Spanish and are persuadable Democrats and NPP voters need to receive mail in English or Spanish depending on language ballot is requested about:

  • David Valadao voted against raising the $7.25 federal minimum wage and against capping the price of lifesaving insulin. In stark contrast, Rudy Salas always puts the Central Valley first. Salas ensured Central Valley farm workers received overtime pay and when prescription drug companies gouged residents on the price of insulin, Rudy Salas voted to have California make its own insulin at lower prices.
  • David Valadao claims to be looking out for our water, but he voted against billions for water infrastructure and clean drinking water just last year. On the other hand, Rudy Salas has secured millions of dollars in critical funding to boost safe Central Valley drinking water projects – delivering on his promise to put the Valley first. 

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Additional Resources

Valadao’s transition to Washington politician who says one thing in the district and does something else in DC is disappointing and should be communicated as such. Voters need to see real people from the district who have been affected by Valadao’s votes. Voters also need to see real people from the district talking about the contrast between their disappointment in Valadao, and their support for Rudy, who is one of them and has always looked out for and delivered for the Central Valley.

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