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Delina DiSanto announces candidacy against Rep. Paul Gosar

CBS 13's April Hettinger speaks with the candidate about why she is facing Rep. Gosar once again

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Delina DiSanto announces her candidacy against Congressman Paul Gosar for the U.S. House race in 2022.

Congressman Paul Gosar beat Delina DiSanto in the last general election 70% to 30%, but that's not stopping her from facing him again for the U.S. House District 4 seat because she's convinced he's involved in the capitol breach, even though he has denied his involvement.

"He's the one who incited the January 6 capitol riot," DiSanto stated. "He's saying that they're peaceful protesters that we're inside. Well, did he see those gun-toting, flag-stabbing, police face-crushing in the windows."

Meanwhile, Gosar says anyone who thinks he was involved in the riot is "malicious and patently false."

And he doubled down this week on C-Span, saying that Officer Brian Sicknick was not hit with a fire extinguisher but rather "died of natural causes," and that none of the protesters were armed.

But, says that 23 people were charged with having dangerous weapons at the capitol.

Disanto says there's other issues on the line including health care, something that, as a registered nurse, she has experience in firsthand.

"I've seen people die because they've given up their treatments so they weren't a burden to their family," DiSanto said.

When it comes to immigration, she says we need more holding facilities for asylum seekers in Yuma County.

"This crisis we have at the border, we need more resources there," DiSanto explained. "We need more judges. We need more processors."

As for mask-wearing, she is comfortable following the science. DiDanto has raised $17,000 for her campaign in one week.

Tonight, 13 On Your Side's April Hettinger speaks with the candidate about her further plans to unseat Rep. Gosar.

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April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.


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