It is a race that is always expected to come down to the wire.

Following redistricting in 2021 that tilted California鈥檚 22nd Congressional District to the left, the Central Valley district includes most of Kings County, parts of Tulare and Kern counties and the cities of Delano, Shafter, Porterville and parts of 优蜜传媒. It is a district with a Latino plurality, where the average household brings in $54,700 annually and whose survival rides on the health of the region鈥檚 oil and agricultural industries.