“We had a candidate who worked like a dog and went after Democratic votes,” says Fogliani. “[Costa] thought he could give [voters] the lip service of the past, and that they would always buy it, but they didn’t.”
“Some people on the left want this to be about guns,” Fogliani said. “I think there are other aspects: trying to focus on the refugee and visa issue and on security.”
Image Shaper, Destiny Maker, May/June 2017- Karima Magazine
Stockton Police Union Calls for Silva’s Resignation, 8/4/2016- KTXL Fox40
Stockton Mayor Spotted Putting Up Campaign Signs at Gas Station Wearing Bathrobe, 4/26/2016- KTXL Fox40
Police Union Head Announces Run For Congress, 3/18/2015- Stockton Record
More of a shocker is the slim lead Republican Johnny Tacherra has over incumbent Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno.
“I think that the voters were really, really upset about people who didn’t deliver,” said Lee Neves, a Stockton political consultant working with the Tacherra campaign. He said voters were dissatisfied with Costa on water issues as well as with Obama, whom they associated with Costa.