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Rep. McGovern Discusses Election Results, Hunger March

Congressman Jim McGovern
Rep. McGovern

As Democrats continue to regroup from last week’s electoral losses, a Congressman from Western Massachusetts says he’s sticking with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Congressman Jim McGovern of the second House district tells WAMC News that he will not back Ohio Representative Tim Ryan’s leadership challenge. Ryan, a seven-term Congressman, says it’s time for a change after the Democrats have lost 60 seats in the past six years. That, and next week's 43-mile hunger march through Western Massachusetts, are among the topics Rep. McGovern discussed with WAMC's Ian Pickus on Friday.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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