SACRAMENTO -- There are more than 16 months to go until election day in 2020 but the battle is already underway for a Central Valley congressional seat.
District 10, made up of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, is currently represented by Democratic Rep. Josh Harder.
One of the Republicans vying to take his seat is Ted Howze, who launched a new website Tuesday attacking Harder.
It claims Harder has violated his campaign promise of not taking money from political action committees.
Howze accused harder of "failing to put the people above the special interests and party bosses.”
FOX40 reached out to Harder's campaign for a response to the site. A campaign spokesperson sent the following:
Josh has never taken a penny of corporate PAC money and never will. Period. Ted either doesn’t know what he’s talking about or is trying to mislead people. While Josh was busy focusing on creating jobs, growing our water supply, and protecting our health care, Ted was busy wasting money to peddle a lie. It's also interesting that Ted wants to bring up funding sources because he has spent $600,000 of his own money trying to buy this Congressional seat. Give me a break.