David Valadao represents California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley and is himself a family farmer. His deep roots in the district have helped him win cross-over support in an area where Democrats significantly outnumber Republicans. But this year, Valadao is facing an even steeper challenge, as the Democrats who dominated California’s redistricting process have made his district even more “blue” and recruited a long-time state legislator to challenge him. But Congressman Valadao believes that as long as he has the resources to get his message out, the moderate voters of the 22nd district will prefer an effective common-sense conservative to a Nancy Pelosi rubber stamp.