On the issues: Kevin Kiley and Dr. Kermit Jones on immigration, abortion and fires

Democrat Dr. Kermit Jones, left, and Republican Kevin Kiley
Democrat Dr. Kermit Jones, left, and Republican Kevin Kiley are vying to represent a vast congressional district stretching along the Eastern Sierra.

Republican Assemblymember Kevin Kiley and Democrat Dr. Kermit Jones are vying to represent the largely rural 3rd Congressional District, which stretches hundreds of miles from the southern tip of Lassen Volcanic National Park through Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley.

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.

Jones’ answers are drawn from a questionnaire sent to candidates in competitive California congressional races. The responses have been edited for clarity and length. Kiley did not respond, so information about his views was collected from his campaign website, debates, past votes and news coverage.


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