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“It didn’t take long for the campaign of Mike Garcia, a candidate for 25th congressional district seat in northern L.A. County, to organize a series of virtual townhalls “in an effort to better communicate with voters during a time of restricted socialization,” his campaign wrote, plugging the events, designed to connect with voters in the Antelope Valley, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita.”

Los Angeles Daily News:

Still, political campaigns — locally and nationally — are scrambling to figure out new ways of connecting with voters, fundraising and pitching their platforms at a moment when people are focused on survival — rather than just political survival — and might even be reluctant to answer their door.

“The novel coronavirus outbreak has shut down a lot of things — but not Democracy.

And yet, after months of campaigning, just to get to the March 3 primary and to earn a chance to compete for a runoff election — some are forced to already be thinking about the next election. In one Southern California congressional district, that next election comes in May.

It didn’t take long for the campaign of Mike Garcia, a candidate for 25th congressional district seat in northern L.A. County, to organize a series of virtual townhalls “in an effort to better communicate with voters during a time of restricted socialization,” his campaign wrote, plugging the events, designed to connect with voters in the Antelope Valley, Simi Valley and Santa Clarita.

The candidates may not agree on much — in this race, particularly, where Garcia, a Republican ardent on a strong national defense and border security, faces Christy Smith, a Democratic assemblywoman keen on strengthening the Affordable Care Act and education investment. But they agree on one thing: There’s no time to waste in changing how they communicate with voters.

“Like everyone else across America, we are following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, but with an election only 60 days away, voters need to know where their candidates stand on the issues,” the campaign said in a statement.

“While my opponent is intent on bringing Sacramento’s dysfunctional socialist-style policies to Washington,” Garcia stated again in his “tele-townhall” press release on Friday.”

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Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program as one of the top GOP candidates in the country.

The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.

To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit https://ElectMikeGarcia.com.