Congressman Tom McClintock will run for re-election in a district that includes north Fresno.
A source close to his campaign told GV Wire that McClintock, R-Elk Grove, will run for an eighth term in Congressional District 5. The newly drawn district includes all or parts of El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Madera and Fresno counties.
The source said it made sense for McClintock to run in the new CD 5 as it includes much of the area he currently represents in Congressional District 4.
McClintock was first elected to Congress in 2008.
According to data from the California Target Book, the new CD 5 has a 11.51% Republican registration advantage.
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