Abel Maldonado to run for Congress in 2012
February 25, 2011
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado said he plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Lois Capps in 2012. [FresnoBee]
“Washington needs people who are independent and bipartisan and who are fiscally responsible, and I think I’ve demonstrated that. I’m prepared to go back to Washington and to show some results for the people of California,” he said in an interview with the Fresno Bee.
The Santa Maria Republican has formed a federal campaign committee to challenge Capps in the 23rd Congressional District, which stretches along the coastline from Oxnard to Ragged Point, and includes Santa Barbara, the Five Cities, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, and Cambria.
However, the district could change as a citizen commission redraws the boundaries.