TJ Cox for Congress Releases New TV Ad: “What He’s Hiding”

October 6, 2020

Today, TJ Cox for Congress released a new ad, “What He’s Hiding.”

The ad sets the record straight — exposing former Congressman David Valadao’s attempts to cover up his record of using his office to enrich himself and his farm’s poorly installed, unsafe equipment that ripped off the arm of one of his employees.

“What He’s Hiding” will air on broadcast in the Fresno and Bakersfield markets and stream online throughout California’s 21st Congressional District.

From the Ad

  • David Valadao failed to pay off debts and filed for bankruptcy.
  • David Valadao was found responsible by a jury for an employee’s arm amputation.
  • A $6 million private loan Valadao received from a major campaign donor while serving in Congress “certainly could have the appearance of these individuals trying to offer something of value to candidates in order to curry favor with the officials,” according to an ethics watchdog.
  • Cox’s previous business, Central Valley New Market Tax Credit, financed the construction of community health centers in CA-21, including Mendota, Parlier, Selma, Sanger, and Fowler.

Further Background

  • David Valadao denied his own employees minimum wage and overtime pay.
  • TJ Cox introduced the Better Respiration through Expanded Access to Tele-Health (BREATHE) Act to “enable qualified respiratory therapists to use telehealth to treat Medicare members living with COPD in their homes.”
  • Cox introduced the bipartisan Inhaler Coverage and Access Now Act (I CAN Act) to require high deductible insurance plans to cover asthma inhalers.
  • Cox introduced the Telehealth Expansion Act of 2019.
  • Cox co-led a resolution to mark May ‘National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.’
  • TJ Cox voted for H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.

The Ad

V/O: “Behind David Valadao’s lies — here’s what he’s hiding. A business so unsafe, a worker lost his arm. 

In Congress, Valadao secured a six million dollar loan for his business, got sued for fraud, then stuck taxpayers with the bill.

The truth.  

TJ Cox paid every penny of his taxes, built health clinics across the Central Valley, and he’s fighting to make health care more affordable for us.

TJ Cox puts people first.”

COX: “I’m TJ Cox and I approve this message.”

TJ Cox is running for reelection to Congress in California’s 21st District. He is a family man, engineer and small businessman with a passion for community development. TJ is married to Kathleen Murphy, MD, a pediatric intensive care physician. They are the proud parents of four children.