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A closer look at Kern’s candidates: Marisa Wood

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — This June and November, voters in Kern will face a slate of options. 17 News is sitting down with Kern’s candidates so the county can make informed decisions. We are turning to Kern’s 20th congressional district which stretches from Bakersfield to the Fresno suburb of Clovis. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) is […]


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California Democratic Party unveils endorsements; which Kern candidates got the official nod?

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The California Democratic Party held its three-day endorsing convention this weekend, handing out the official nod to blue candidates across the state. The virtual conference brought together some of the most powerful Democrats in the biggest and bluest state in the nation. Speakers included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala […]


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Teacher Marisa Wood announces candidacy against Rep. Kevin McCarthy

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Marisa Wood has entered the race to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy during the 2022 election. “Kevin McCarthy isn’t doing his job,” said Wood, a registered Democrat and a teacher of English language learners at Fairfax Junior High School. “If he was like us with a regular job, he […]


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Bakersfield teacher Marisa Wood announces bid to take on Kevin McCarthy

Bakersfield teacher Marisa Wood has announced she will run against Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the upcoming 2022 election. Referencing McCarthy’s support for Rep. Liz Cheney’s recent ouster from a leadership position in the Republican House Caucus, Wood said in a video announcing her candidacy that strong women, who speak their mind, “apparently that’s a problem […]


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