A “blue wave,” a host of Democrats unseating Republican members of Congress and flipping the House, is supposed to hit the country this November. One place the Democrats are trying to make that happen is California's 10th Congressional District in the Central Valley.
Republican Jeff Denham is running for his fourth term and his challenger is Democrat Josh Harder, a political newbie.
The two sparred about local issues like water and tax cuts at a debate on Saturday in Turlock. Denham tried to paint Harder as an outsider, calling him "Bay Area Harder." The 32-year-old Harder only recently started voting, a point Denham capitalized on.
"You know it's one thing to criticize my position. But at least show up to vote," Denham said.
Harder didn’t deny it, admitting he had spent a long time being complacent until the 2016 election fired him up.