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Dennis Cardoza


Contact:  Mike Lynch


Merced, CASpeaking before an enthusiastic crowd of nearly a thousand supporters, Congressman Dennis Cardoza formerly announced his bid for re-election to congress, representing the 18th congressional district. “I’m pleased and fired up that I’m running again…and we will win in 2010!” the Blue Dog Congressman declared. Cardoza’s 18th district contains Merced county and portions of Stanislaus, San Joaquin Fresno and Madera counties.

Cardoza told the audience how America needed leaders in the mold of Harry Truman. “President Truman was known as a straight talker. He never pulled a punch. That what we need now.”

“The country right now is in one hell of a fix. Neither party, nor any President, is solely responsible for the problems - but we have to work together to correct them” stated Cardoza.

Cardoza promised to continue his well known independent streak in Washington. “I support health care reform” said the third term congressman, “but I will not vote for a bill that is half baked and fails to accomplish that purpose.”

Merced Mayor Ellie Wooten, a Republican, endorsed Cardoza’s approach to government. “I trust Dennis. He says he’ll do something, and then he does it. He has good follow-through.” Wooten was joined in her endorsement by Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse.

Central Valley agricultural community leaders joined in support of Cardoza. West Side grower Earl Perez “I’ve known Dennis Cardoza for over 20 years. He’s always been for us on water issues, state and federal regulations, and common sense policies.” Perez was joined by Hughson agricultural leader Marie Assali who declared “Dennis has always been there for farmers and Valley agriculture. We have no better person in Washington fighting for our industry and our water.” San Joaquin County rancher Paul Sanguinetti was equally direct in his praise of Cardoza “Cardoza has always been there for us – as a local official, as a state legislator, and now as our Congressman.”

“Our campaign will focus on accomplishments. We will talk about issues, facts and solutions. The Central Valley needs common sense, not sound bites, to achieve economic recovery” said Cardoza.

Click HERE to see Cardoza's announcement video.


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