Emilio Huerta, right, gets a group of supporters together in Lamont in this 2016 photo.

Casey Christie / The Californian

Emilio Huerta, a Bakersfield attorney and the son of civil rights legend Dolores Huerta, is ending his campaign to replace Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Huerta shared his decision in an op-ed submitted to The Fresno Bee, in which he said he would instead focus on helping other Democrats win election to various levels of government office.

At attempt Friday to reach Huerta by phone was not successful.

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Must be more money in that Dolores Huerta "Foundation" gig......


So could it be that the man Huerta has been trying to replace, David Valadao, has actually been doing a pretty good job of representing all of his constituents?

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