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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, announced she will run for the 42nd Congressional seat. Photo by CalMatters.

The race for the newly-created 42nd Congressional seat just got more competitive: Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, said Thursday she will run for the seat against Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, who announced his campaign last week.

The assemblywoman, who has served in the California Legislature since 2012, said in a statement she will focus her campaign on issues of environmental justice, good governance and women and children’s advocacy.

And, perhaps referencing Robert Garcia’s already long list of endorsements from politicians around the state, the assemblywoman said she is “proud to have never been a candidate that covets the endorsement of the political elite.

“I am more interested in holding them accountab


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