Tatiana Matta's congressional campaign faces possible fines from the Federal Election Commission for missing deadlines for financial-disclosure filings.

FEC spokesman Christian Hilland said Matta, a Democrat challenging Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy for his 23rd Congressional District seat, missed deadlines for filing the October Quarterly Report and the Pre-General Report.  Those reports list the names of campaign contributors and how the campaign funds are spent.

As of June 30, the most recent report available, the Matta campaign had raised just under $35,000 and spent nearly $29,000.

Matta responded to the news with a statement.

“The campaign is actively working on submitting the appropriate reports to the FEC in the upcoming days with a new compliance firm," the Matta campaign wrote. "After the system rejected the October filing, we have retained a state firm to immediately correct this. Since the campaign understands accuracy is key this firm will be helping us with the reporting moving forward."

The T.J. Cox campaign has responded to a television commercial placed by the David Valadao campaign accusing Cox of unsafe and unethical practices at a Fresno memory care center.

Donna Hurley, majority owner and administrator of Bella Vista Memory Care, issued a statement Tuesday saying Valadao, who is defending his 21st Congressional District seat from Cox's challenge, made "false statements" in the ads.

"Bella Vista has received numerous awards, including the most recent, the 2017 Best of Fresno award, which puts us in the top 1 percent of memory care facilities in the nation," she is quoted as saying in a press release issued by the Cox campaign.

During a recent debate, the Cox campaign says, Valadao claimed the ad was based California Department of Social Services citations and that the home is unsafe and that Cox was sued for elder abuse.

"These statements are false," the Cox campaign said. "The home has never lost its operating license, as it would if it were unsafe. Contrary to the ads, Mr. Cox has not been sued. Furthermore, some claims made in the ads, such as elder abuse or that a resident lost an eye, were baseless accusations taken from frivolous lawsuits brought by an out-of-town attorney against the home, for which Bella Vista Memory Care has not been found at fault."

Vote Common Good, a group of self-described evangelical Christians, will hold a rally in Bakersfield on Thursday. TJ Cox, who is challenging Rep. David Valadao in the 21st Congressional District race, will attend.

The Bakersfield rally, part of a 31-city bus tour coordinated with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "hopes to connect Democratic candidates who share their values with Christian voters who are frustrated by Republicans whose actions do not reflect the teachings of Jesus," according to the group's press release.

The rally takes place at Central Park at Mill Creek, 600 21st St., in Bakersfield, at 7 p.m. Doug Pagitt, who describes himself as a pastor and evangelical Christian, is the coordinator.

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Time to leave tumbleweed Kevin. Kevin's great ideas equal if a old town store exists in a remote area and only 3 tumbleweeds blow by every 3 hours, he calls that's success. But for him and his brother in law gets to claim a scam of an alleged ounce of Cherokee blood, the familia get a multi-million deal with the government. No ideas except puppet Trump's words and attack Jews who caused worst jewish massacre here in States and now can't pay for tax cuts, so McConnell says will cut medicare, social security, and health care. Don't let them fool you, he backs GOP lawsuit to slash your heath care benefits on abd another lawsuit to steal from government monies so Betsy Devos can steal our taxpayers monies for our kids and give it to their millionaires.


kevin mccarthy tweeted and then deleted: "We cannot allow Soros, Steyer, and Bloomberg to BUY this election! Get out and vote Republican November 6th. #MAGA"- PROBLEM billionaire khoch brothers donate heavily to republicans. pharmaceutical company just gave kevin $218,000. kevin has a standing total of 11 million dollars in his political war chest. he has room to speak about people buying elections-HYPOCRISY!!!!


dogmom and this is how trump and kevin has done for us also (sarcasm): 1) PERMANENT tax cuts for the wealthy 1%, while tax cuts for the rest end 2025... so enjoy your benefit until 2025!!!
2) reduced medicare by $537B on June 18th
3) McConnell recently made headlines when he said that programs such as Social Security need to be cut to help make up for the Trump administration’s $779 billion budget deficit, the highest mark for that figure in six years.
4) trump before president: i will eliminate the debt in 8 years
trump 14 month presidency: raised the debt by 2 trillion
5). veterans... how about funding for all of us!! are we encouraging a two class system? the new VA center is a clinic, has been a pending matter that the VA has been working on for years. when it comes to fruition, kevin boy slides in and takes the credit
6) trump with kevin boy right behind him made attempts to repeal affordable healthcare without a reality-based substitute (while kevin boy and trump have tax subsidized healthcare and 6...6 figure salaries

*** offended by my reference to hitler, but defends trump's behavior that mirrors hitler? trump and hitler=antisemitic, trump and hitler= dictators, trump and hitler= one race dominance, trump and hitler= uses emotion to control supporters, trump and hitler= mass rallies, trump and hitler=targets those most vulnerable (those who have experienced shortcomings in their lives).


mental disorder! your master fits it well. let me broaden your fox news/ racist rush limbaugh experience: 1) At a rally, a borderline personality trump says to his supporters: "In recent days, we’ve had a broader conversation about the tone and civility of our national dialogue," Trump said at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Everyone will benefit if we can end the politics of personal destruction. We must unify as a nation in peace, love and in harmony.”
Only SECONDS later, he repudiated the media -– despite the fact that CNN was among the targets of bomb packages -– and whipped the crowd into a frenzy as they chanted, “CNN sucks!”. 2) at white house leadership summit 10/26/18: “these terrorizing acts are despicable.” He added: “Americans must unify, and we must show the world that as Americas we are united in peace and love and harmony.” But just 18 minutes later, as he attacked “globalists” who are “cheating” American workers, one attendee shouted out about Soros: “Lock him up!” Trump chuckled, pointed to the individual in the audience and repeated: “Lock him up.”--- manipulation, varying moods, varying self image.... SELF IMAGE!!! every time he is proven wrong, he runs to a RALLY....a HATE rally.


I can't even bring myself to read all of this - I am sure it lacks common sense as most of your "comments" do. Fortunately, I have a JOB. But please, carry on!


but you return to the post stream!!!!.....it's ok, Grab Others' Parts (GOP) members' intellect is limited...ideas presented outside of the way your master trump presents it is "not common sense".


Iowa REPUPLICAN Rep. Steve King and his support of white supremacy:

supported by trump!!!


and the REPUBLICAN disciples are on the attack!! is that all you can do? use forceful tactics to foster fear and intimidation, bully, pot downs. you reveal yourselves... very well. liberal= change, progress, equality, inclusion... all things that scare you? 2018 and forward, not 1950


vote democrats(blue)! voting red (republican) for more bloodshed


It’s better to be thought of as an idiot than to remove foot from mouth and remove all doubt. Congrats, you proved yourself an idiot.


adolf hitler: "Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hel* and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise."---trump rallies..weekly, biweekly, three in one week


adolf hitler: "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed"--- trumps method of operation

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GaryJohns - name 3 concrete, tangible things Trump has accomplished that have helped Americans. And after that, do the same for Kevin McCarthy. Vavoom has different political opinions than you, but instead of acting like a child (or like an old man who doesn't know how to comport himself on the internet), you should try to actually debate her. State facts. Her references to Hitler are extreme, but those are definitely from the Trump/Orwellian tactical plan...


Just for the record, after being called out for his blanket pro-Trump, anti-Mexican, anti-liberal garbage, GaryJohns deleted his comment. It read as follows: "Vavoom, you must have been breastfed on falsies..."


1. GDP
2. Lowest Unemployment Ever
3. Soldier's remains returned from North Korea

1. Secured funding for new VA center in Bakersfield
2. Pushed through tax cuts, benefiting Kern residents, myself included.
3.Blocked largest tax increase under Obama

Logical - I would also point out that while addressing Gary's one comment, ONE, you failed to address Vav's THREE comments literally quoting Hitler. What a joke.


Trump reversed a lot of damage your lord Obama did to this country. Like it or not, Trump IS your president. Interesting how you have to back up your fellow liberal scrub, vavoom, every time it posts a comment. I guess being liberal makes it difficult to have an original idea of your own? Liberalism=Mental Disorder. Own it!


@dogmom85 - Okay, so no single president can claim credit for the economy or unemployment numbers. Just like it wasn't Obama's fault when he took office and the economy was suffering, it surely isn't just Trump's work that continued the upward trend that Obama set. That being said, Trump's kept it going. That's 1. Soldier's remains is 2, no argument here. GDP is also tied to with Obama's work. 1 and 2 are virtually the same. Keep going. Name some more.


@dogmom85 - To be honest, Vavoom comments too often and rambles. Contrary to you and Bodysnatcher's thinking, I'm not a lock-step liberal. I see myself far more centrist. I just think Trump is a terrible president - and you're right Bodysnatcher, he IS my president - and I wish it had been someone else (notice I didn't say Hillary). Regarding Vavoom, I chose to ignore her Hitler comments because I didn't find them worth discussing. I would love someone to discuss facts and get away from the nasty rhetoric of commenters like Bodysnatcher and GaryJohns, though. So, thanks for commenting!

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