Government & Politics
11:59 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Political Junkie Ken Rudin On Kevin McCarthy, Jerry Brown

"Political Junkie" Ken Rudin
"Political Junkie" Ken Rudin
Credit NPR

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.