BY KATE IRBY
UPDATED JANUARY 26, 2021 06:57 AM
Fresno Democrat Phil Arballo announced Tuesday he plans to again challenge Rep. Devin Nunes, arguing that the Republican is ripe for an upset following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and potentially redrawn congressional districts that could dilute Nunes’ support.
Arballo’s entry sets up a rematch of the 2020 election, which Nunes won by eight percentage points. Nunes, a close ally of President Donald Trump entering his 10th term in Congress, raised more than $26 million to defeat Arballo.
Both of Nunes’ closest reelection campaigns occurred during the Trump administration, when Nunes gained a national reputation by defending Trump during Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into election interference and during the president’s impeachment last year. Read more.