Down the stretch, how do Valley Congressional contenders stack-up with cash?

The latest reports by the Federal Elections Commission show where the Valley’s Congressional candidates stand ahead of the March primary.

With just one week to go until the primary election, the latest fundraising filings are in for the Central Valley’s Congressional candidates. 

The latest fundraising reports were filed by candidates on Feb. 22, covering from the start of the year to Feb. 14. 


Here’s a look at where the Congressional candidates stand: 

Congressional District 20 

Asm. Vince Fong (R–Bakersfield) leads the crowded field by raising $660,834 in the period after winning in court late last year to get placed on the ballot. 

He has raised nearly $770,000 overall, bringing his cash on hand total as of Valentine’s Day to $155,237. 

Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux raised a much smaller sum – $118,154 – in the period and is close behind Fong with $124,997 left in his war chest. 

Club One Casino owner Kyle Kirkland brought in $168,890 and has $14,981 left in the bank. 

Marisa Wood leads Democratic contenders by raising $25,810 this year, also leading the way with $39,608 left on hand. 

Fellow Democrat Andy Morales took in $2,893 and has $1,923 left in the bank. 

Congressional District 22 

While Rep. David Valadao did not raise the most money in the start of the year, bringing in $113,936, he holds a significant lead with over $1.3 million on hand, even after spending $232,984 in the period. 

Former Asm. Rudy Salas (D–Bakersfield) took first in fundraising with $250,805 as he looks for a rematch against Valadao. But Salas spent $423,817 and is left with $122,207 on hand. 

Former Fresno City Councilman Chris Mathys, a Republican, only brought in $1,780 in the period. However, he has more cash in the bank than Salas does at $140,609. 

State Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D–Bakersfield) raised $12,884 and has $10,271 left on hand. 

Congressional District 13 

Rep. John Duarte (D–Modesto) and former Asm. Adam Gray (D–Merced) are the only two candidates on the primary ballot, meaning they will advance to the November election for a rematch of 2022. 

Duarte raised $167,815 in the period, bringing his cash on hand total to $1,487,118. 

Gray brought in $206,735 and has $468,384 on hand as he gears up for November. 

Congressional District 21 

Rep. Jim Costa (D–Fresno) is also set for a rematch against Kingsburg Republican Michael Maher. 

Costa raised $62,224 in the period and has $828,283 in the bank, while Maher brought in $3,877 and has $100,372 on hand.

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