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Tuesday, Mar 19 2013 12:13 PM

Cox, Beene dissect Perez's run for 16th District senate seat


Scott Cox, host of "First Look with Scott Cox," joined Californian President and CEO Richard Beene on Tuesday in analyzing Leticia Perez's decision to run for Senate.

Perez, who has been 5th District Kern County supervisor for three months, announced Monday that she's running for the 16th Senate District seat vacated by Michael Rubio, D-Shafter.

Beene kicked off the conversation by saying, "I'm just obsessed about this Leticia Perez story."

He referred to the story, which broke in The Los Angeles Times, of her husband, Fernando Jara, who served in the CIA.

Of Perez, Beene said, "I can't get beyond the fact that she's only been a Kern County supervisor for three months."

Cox quipped that somewhere there is a full drawer of business cards with Perez's name on them that may just have to be thrown out.

Said Beene: "What happens to all those people who worked for her, who believed in her, who are going door to door, who maybe didn't have the money to finance her campaign, but certainly believed in her that she was going to do the right thing for the Fifth District as a county supervisor and then she just ups and ....," his voice trailing off.


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