These Are the Stories that Rocked Local Politics in 2021 – GV Wire

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A Central Valley congressman says he is leaving. A new mayor enters City Hall in the middle of a pandemic. Fresno has a rocky road rolling out joints.

Politics are always local. From spats to survival, Politics 101 looks at the Top 10 local political stories of the year.

No. 1 — Devin Nunes Says He’s Leaving

Congressman Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, seemed to be a lock in Washington. Winning 10 elections to serve the Central Valley, Nunes served as a stalwart against what he called “fake news,” focused on national security, and seemingly was Donald Trump’s favorite congressman.

David Taub

Politics 101

Perhaps the latter is the biggest reason Nunes announced he is resigning from Congress in early December to take effect at the end of the week — although he has yet to submit his official resignation letter. Nunes will assume a leadership role in Trump’s new media and…

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