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Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown


Last week Central California took center stage in the nation's capital as House Republicans selected Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy as the next majority leader.  It caps a remarkable rise to power for the Kern County congressman, who was elected to his first time in 2006. 

"Political Junkie" Ken Rudin joined us on Valley Edition Tuesday to talk about how McCarthy's rapid rise to power is similar to that of another onetime valley representative, Tony Coelho who served as Democratic Whip in the 1980's. We also talked about California Governor Jerry Brown's political evolution and the race between David Valadao and Amanda Renteria for California's 21st Congressional District. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
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