Eric Swalwell on His Iowa Roots, Lessons of Knocking Off an Incumbent, and How to Talk About Trump and Russia

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, with KQED Political Breakdown hosts Marisa Lagos and Guy Marzorati. (Nina Thorsen/KQED)

The skyrocketing costs of California's wildfires raise new fiscal questions for the Governor and the legislature, while Barack Obama and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez make splashes in California (0:40). Then, Congressman Eric Swalwell joins Marisa and Guy Marzorati to talk about his Iowa roots (6:31) student loans (8:57), why his dad got fired from an Iowa police department (10:51), being the lone Democrat in his family (12:32), why Dianne Feinstein is not Pete Stark (15:49), and what event to focus on in the saga of Russian election interference and President Trump (21:24).

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