Kevin McCarthy, Republican recruiter
December 27, 2009
As some aging Republicans have become entirely too divisive, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has managed to get broad support from a party hoping for a big win in 2010. [Miami Herald]
McCarthy, chosen by Congressional insiders as the Republican member of congress with the brightest future, has been elected by his party to head recruiting efforts. From New York to Louisiana, McCarthy, whose district includes much of North County and Arroyo Grande, is driving the back roads searching for fresh faces.
If Republicans can pick up 41 seats in 2010, they regain control of the House of Representatives. With 77 Democratic seats and 26 Republican seats up for grabs, political analysts expect Republicans to gain some ground.