Politics Unplugged Podcast: Ruben Gallego
The Senate hopeful swings by the studio
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - On this week’s Politics Unplugged podcast, Dennis talks with Congressman Ruben Gallego about why he’s running for Senate, taking on former Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Also, Dennis and Colin discuss whether a sitting U.S. Senator should really be referred to as “Coach.”
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