National Group Targeting Swing Districts Launches Campaign Criticizing Valadao

A national political effort targeting battleground districts like the southern Central Valley's 22nd Congressional District kicked off a local campaign Friday with a modest morning event at Bakersfield's Liberty Bell. Unrig Our Economy Central Valley brought together nine people, including representatives of the local Democratic Party, for a brief morning presentation calling on large corporations and the wealthy to pay more money in taxes — and criticizing Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, for not doing more in that regard.

Biden Has Been Touting the Middle Class for Two Years, but the Middle Class May Not Be Listening

The polling was done as part of an effort to fix the problem for Democrats. A coalition of groups have set up a 501(c)4 nonprofit campaign to change that perception in key congressional districts. The new nonprofit campaign, called Unrig Our Economy, is planning on spending $5–$7 million this year nationally and in four moderate Republican House districts to change the perception that Republicans, not Democrats, are the party of the middle class.