Democratic Congressional candidate Russ
Warner today outlined his plans to open two more campaign offices in the district
more than $1 million before the November general election.
With his victory in yesterday’s primary
race, Warner will now challenge longtime incumbent Rep. David Dreier,
who has represented the 26th Congressional District since 1980.
Warner says he represents the toughest
opponent Dreier has faced since the Republican was first elected.
Warner disputed the characterization of his electoral chances by a
Republican official as a “pipe dream.”
“In November he will lose the
privilege to represent himself in Congress, and I will gain the
privilege of representing the people in this district,” Warner
“David Dreier does not represent (his
constituents),” Warner added. “He’s gone Washington on us.”
In a statement
delivered this afternoon, Dreier thanked the voters in the district
for their support in yesterday’s Republican primary.
“I believe this election will be focused on the issues that matter most to the people of the Foothills — bringing gas prices down, getting the economy growing by cutting and simplifying the tax code, ending illegal immigration and improving our local educational and transportation systems,” Dreier said.