Wednesday on New Year's Eve morning, Lubbock's First News and The Chad Hasty Show saw Lubbock Country Republican Party Chairman Carl Tepper hosting an extended combination broadcast of both shows.

Joining Tepper was political consultant Johnny Russo from New York talking national and presidential politics.

Russo and Tepper discussed possible GOP presidential candidates for the upcoming race. They also talked about the conflict between NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio and the NY Police Department, about which Russo said,

De Blasio tried to have a closed door meeting with the police union, that did not turn out well.

De Blasio's making Bloomberg look like Ronald Reagan...It's that bad what this guy's doing.

Listen to the entire interview in the 'Play' box above. You can get more of Johnny Russo on on his Facebook page.

Carl Tepper is Chairman of the Lubbock County Republican Party, and a frequent guest host on KFYO morning programs.

Tune in to Lubbock’s First News with Tom Collins and Laura Mac from 6 :00 am to 8:30 am, then The Chad Hasty Show 8:30 to 11:00 am weekday mornings on NewsTalk 790 KFYO, online at, or with the free RadioPup app!