Former President Clinton Visits Southern CA for “Get Out the Vote” Rally

Supporters attended a rally in Oxnard for three Southern California Congressional candidates

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Former President Bill Clinton headlined a "Get Out the Vote" rally in Oxnard Wednesday for  Congressional Democrats facing tough races in the November election.

Clinton's visit to the Oxnard College Gym rally comes about one week before voters head to the polls to decide races in three Southern California districts. The rally is in support of Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Westlake Village, and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is  running for the 31st Congressional District seat in San Bernardino County.

Clinton touched on topics such as raising the minimum wage, "but none  of this matters if you don't vote," he said.

"It is your vote, your life, your future, so vote for these three  people," said Clinton.

In response to Clinton's backing of Ruiz, Greg Wallis, campaign manager  for Ruiz's Republican challenger, Assemblyman Brian Nestande, said Ruiz and his  supporters "know Brian is running a strong campaign and is close to victory."

Wallis said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Majority  Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, were in the district this month to  support Nestande, and President Ronald Reagan's son, Michael, recently recorded  a campaign call on Nestande's behalf.

The Nestande campaign doesn't plan to bring any other big names to the  district, Wallis said.

Clinton has been campaigning for Democrats around the nation in the last several days, including Las Vegas on Tuesday.

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