Renteria part of Clinton leadership team

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Valley politician has found a spot in Hillary Clinton's leadership team. Amanda Renteria lost to Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) in last year's 21st Congressional district race but she has been named as Clinton's national political director.

Clinton's first campaign road trip brought her to Pennsylvania. Her announcement has already fired up the Fresno County Democratic Women's Club.

Fresno County Democratic Party chairman Michael D. Evans said, "They do have to be concerned about losing that strong base of young people and minorities that came out for Barack Obama. They've kind of been disillusioned over the last 8 years and she's going to have to work hard to win them back."

Former Valley congressional candidate Amanda Renteria will play a big part in attracting the Hispanic vote. Meanwhile, the Republican field is starting to take shape.

This month Senator Rand Paul(R-Kentucky) said, "I am putting myself forward as a candidate for President of the United States of America."

Republicans have been busy tying Clinton's policies to those of President Obama.

Senator Ted Cruz(R-Texas) asked, "Does anyone want a third Obama term?

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush added, "We must do better than the Obama-Clinton foreign policy."

Bush has not yet made any announcements on the GOP race but Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) told donors he is uniquely qualified to run for president. Rubio is the son of a bartender and a maid. He said the White House is not reserved for the rich and powerful.

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