RELEASE: DENHAM FIGHTS FOR VALLEY WATER AT RALLY, HARDER MISSING IN ACTION

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08/21/2018

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Contact: Josh Whitfield (209) 985-1784

DENHAM FIGHTS FOR VALLEY WATER AT RALLY, HARDER MISSING IN ACTION

Harder also skips San Joaquin County Farm Bureau Debate on same night.

SACRAMENTO, CA – Nearly 1,500 people from all walks of life stood shoulder-to-shoulder yesterday at the steps of the California state capitol building to fight for the Central Valley’s very lifeblood: Water. Central Valley leaders and candidates from every level of government attended regardless of their party affiliations. Republicans like Jeff Denham, Tom McClintock, Heath Flora, Vito Chiesa and Kristin Olsen stood in solidarity with Democrats like Jim Costa, Rudy Salas, Anna Caballero and Adam Gray.

“Fighting the state water grab has to be our number one priority. I’m proud of everyone who came to or supported the rally that was for our region, our economy and our very way of life,” said Jeff Denham. “Josh Harder’s failure to attend and fight the state water grab or meet with local ag leaders shows he’s not fit to represent the Central Valley.”

Virtually every city in the district was represented. Whether it was local elected officials, students from local FFA chapters or business owners, they all stood in solidarity with the growers, ranchers and dairy operators in attendance from all over the Central Valley.

“Bay Area Liberals fund Josh Harder, so it’s clear where his loyalty lies,” said Josh Whitfield – Denham’s Campaign Manager. “Actions speak louder than words. Failure to attend the water rally and the San Joaquin Farm Bureau debate demonstrates what Mr. Harder believes in; clearly not the Central Valley or its agriculture-based economy and communities.”

The San Joaquin County Farm Bureau is the second debate invitation Congressman Denham has attended. It is also the second debate host that told the Denham Campaign that they did not receive any communication declining their debate invitation from the Harder Campaign. Josh Harder also failed to attend last week’s candidate debate at The House Church in Modesto which drew over 150 constituents. Congressman Denham held a town hall meeting with those who attended instead. Even though Mr. Harder has ignored these debates, Congressman Denham will honor his commitment to attend the Modesto Bee candidate forum despite their earlier endorsement of Mr. Harder.

For more information, contact Josh Whitfield at (209)-985-1784

Election day is November 6th, 2018. You can learn more about Congressman Jeff Denham and his campaign by visiting www.jeffdenham.com.

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