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Congressional Candidates TJ Cox and David Valadao Talk Health Care, Water and Energy

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TJ Cox campaign and Kathleen Schock
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21st District Congressional Candidates Rep. TJ Cox (top) and David Valadao.

David Valadao is fighting to win back the congressional seat he narrowly lost to Congressman TJ Cox in 2018. FM89's Kathleen Schock spoke with both candidates about some of the key issues facing the district. 

Kathleen Schock is the host of Valley Edition. In the show, Kathleen and the Valley Public Radio news team explore issues that matter to the residents of Central California through engaging conversations and in-depth reporting.
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