On the issues: David Valadao and Rudy Salas on immigration, abortion and agriculture

Republican Rep. David Valadao, left, and Democratic Assemblymember Rudy Salas.
(Associated Press)

Republican Rep. David Valadao and Democratic Assemblymember Rudy Salas are battling to represent California’s heavily agricultural 22nd Congressional District, which includes portions of Kern, Kings and Tulare counties, in what is considered one of the nation’s most competitive races.

The race is one of 11 key California contests in the Nov. 8 midterm election that could determine the balance of power in the House of Representatives.

Salas’ answers are drawn from a questionnaire sent to candidates in competitive California congressional races, as well as his voting record. His responses have been edited for clarity and length. Valadao did not respond, so information about his views were collected from his campaign website, voting record, debates and news coverage of the race.


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