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Wednesday, Apr 17 2013 09:10 AM

'First Look': 16th District candidate Vidak talks water, energy

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    By Michael Fagans / The Californian

    Candidate for the 16th state Senate District seat, Republican Andy Vidak.

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Fresh off a spirited debate, 16th Senate District candidate Andy Vidak talked about the importance of diversifying the economy Wednesday morning on "First Look with Scott Cox."

By phone, Vidak said the valley needs reliable and affordable water, and reliable and affordable energy.

"Once we create that money, we can diversify our economy," said Vidak, a Republican cherry farmer from Hanford.

The candidate -- one of five seeking the seat left vacant by the resignation of Michael Rubio -- said he thought Tuesday night's debate put on by KERN 1180 was "quite lively."

Show host Scott Cox noted that unemployment is high in the 16th District, and a lack of water will make it worse.

Of his opponents, the Democrats, Vidak said, "They'll spend millions and it's not gonna work."



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