Modesto http://kvpr.org en Merced's Dennis Cardoza Resigns From Congress http://kvpr.org/post/merceds-dennis-cardoza-resigns-congress <p>Merced Democratic Congressman Dennis Cardoza announced his retirement today, effective Wednesday at midnight. Cardoza&nbsp;told the press that &quot;sensitive family needs&quot; prompted his resignation. Last October, he announced that he did not plan on seeking re-election. &nbsp;His seat in California&#39;s 18th Congressional district includes Merced, as well as portions of Modesto, &nbsp;Stockton, Madera and Fresno.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:41:34 +0000 Joe Moore 2252 at http://kvpr.org Merced's Dennis Cardoza Resigns From Congress