|By John Ellis, The Fresno Bee|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Valle had said earlier that he was withdrawing to focus on his supervisorial duties, a decision that became official as the filing period ended Friday.
It sets up a one-on-one showdown between Vidak, the Hanford Republican who won a special election last year to fill the seat, and Chavez, a Fresno Democrat.
The race is just one of many at the congressional and state
But it is expected to be one of the few that could be truly competitive.
Another that could be competitive is the
There are at least seven people vying for the seat. It is considered to be a safe Republican district, and four of the candidates are Republicans. Conway has endorsed Woodlake Republican
Other Republicans in the race include insurance broker
Democrats in the race include correctional officer
As with state and federal races that cross county lines, it is difficult to get definitive candidate listings.
The official certified list of candidates will not be published until
Here are possible matchups for the coming elections:
Another name mentioned is Republican
They are Republicans
At the state
In the 8th state
The district, like McClintock's congressional district, covers multiple foothill counties, and it is unknown if other candidates completed the qualification process in those other locations.