Ruiz Part Of The New Class Of A Diverse Congress

By Karen Grigsby Bates

December 29, 2012

The freshman class of the 113th Congress is the most diverse in congressional history. As part of a series on who the newbies are, NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates profiles Representative-elect Raul Ruiz, who gave up a career as an emergency room physician to improve life in his California desert community of the Coachella Valley.

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