David Valadao http://kvpr.org en Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown http://kvpr.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-kevin-mccarthy-jerry-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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. &nbsp;It caps a remarkable rise to power for the Kern County congressman, who was elected to his first time in 2006.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:59:35 +0000 Joe Moore 34684 at http://kvpr.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown Congressional Hopeful John Hernandez on Valley Edition http://kvpr.org/post/congressional-hopeful-john-hernandez-valley-edition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race for California’s </span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;congressional district is one of the most watched in the state and for that matter the nation. Three top candidates are vying for a shot to be among the top two finishers in the June primary, in order to move on to November.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 20:10:07 +0000 Joe Moore 32974 at http://kvpr.org Congressional Hopeful John Hernandez on Valley Edition Congressional Hopeful Amanda Renteria On Valley Edition http://kvpr.org/post/congressional-hopeful-amanda-renteria-valley-edition <p>Talk to political observers across the country and they’ll tell you one of the top Congressional races to watch in 2014 is in California’s 21st District. Republican David Valadao is seeking reelection to his second term representing a southern San Joaquin Valley district where Democrats hold a voter registration edge, and which went to President Obama back in 2012.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:01:49 +0000 Joe Moore 32600 at http://kvpr.org Congressional Hopeful Amanda Renteria On Valley Edition Valley Political Races Heat Up Ahead Of June Primary http://kvpr.org/post/valley-political-races-heat-ahead-june-primary <p>California's June primary election is just over 40 days away. That means candidates are kicking their campaigns into high gear across Central California. So what are the hot races to watch? We recently spoke with the Fresno Bee's state and local politics reporter John Ellis to get his analysis of the most competitive races including:</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:11:55 +0000 Joe Moore 31566 at http://kvpr.org Valley Political Races Heat Up Ahead Of June Primary Boehner, Valley GOP Representatives Call For Drought Relief http://kvpr.org/post/boehner-valley-gop-representatives-call-drought-relief <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Valley congressional leaders and House Speaker John Boehner met in a dusty cotton field outside Bakersfield today to announce a plan for emergency legislation in response to California’s drought.</span></p><p>Boehner, who was joined by valley Republicans Devin Nunes, David Valadao and Kevin McCarthy told the crowd that the water shortage requires action, and blamed environmental laws for part of the problem.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:08:38 +0000 Ezra David Romero 27485 at http://kvpr.org Boehner, Valley GOP Representatives Call For Drought Relief Valadao Calls On GOP Leadership To Address Immigration Reform http://kvpr.org/post/valadao-calls-gop-leadership-address-immigration-reform <p>Congressman David Valadao&nbsp;(R-Hanford) has renewed his call for the House to take up the issue of comprehensive immigration reform this year. He made his comments this week speaking on Valley&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public Radio's Valley Edition.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:21:17 +0000 Joe Moore 24088 at http://kvpr.org Valadao Calls On GOP Leadership To Address Immigration Reform