The challenger, #RodolfoCortesBarragan
, was 6 years old when Roybal-Allard was first elected to her seat. Now 30, Barragan said he’s running under the Green Party banner because the two major political parties are “controlled by corporations.” The millennial, a research scientist from Paramount, said his platform includes universal rent control, increased funding for public education and free college. He also wants to “abolish” taxes for low- and middle-income families.
As of the end of June, Roybal-Allard’s campaign had received $402,600 in total campaign contributions since the previous October, and had about $80,700 in cash on hand, according to the Federal Election Commission. Cortes Barragan received $5,780 in campaign contributions between Oct. 1, 2017, and the end of June, according to the FEC, and ended the period with about $1,370 in cash on hand.
The 40th Congressional District includes Downey, #EastLosAngeles
, Bell, Bell Gardens, #Bellflower
. As of 2017, it had 738,000 residents, with Latinos representing about 88 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There are 277,700 registered voters in the district, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.
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FINALLY some local coverage! Thank you @presstelegram #greenparty #unbought #grassroots #peoplesparty #environment #education #medicareforall #antiwar #greennewdeal #demexit
The True Left!