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Liberal Republican Pete McCloskey Dies at 96; SF Mayor's Race Heats Up

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Pete McCloskey (R) attends Glamour magazine's Sound-Out event in New York City on June 12, 1972. (Sal Traina/WWD/Penske Media via Getty Images)

Scott and Marisa remember a Republican maverick: former Bay Area Congressman Pete McCloskey. He fought for the environment, helped write the Endangered Species Act, opposed the Vietnam War and was the first House Republican to call for Nixon’s impeachment. McCloskey died this week at age 96.

Then, KQED politics reporter Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez joins to talk with Scott and Marisa about the race for mayor of San Francisco. Mayor London Breed is facing several strong challengers as she struggles to convince voters she’s turning around the city she’s led for six years.


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