Cong. Kevin McCarthy tagged “Instant GOP Star”
July 26, 2010
Cong. Kevin McCarthy, whose district includes much of San Luis Obispo County, continues to enjoy a high media profile in Washington, D.C. The conservative Republican was just tagged an “Instant GOP Star” and made the list of “50 Politicians to Watch,” by a leading Beltway political web site. [Politico]
McCarth already enjoys the perks of being Number 4 in House Republican leadership, even though he’s only been in town since 2006. Already serving as chief deputy whip, Republicans are grooming McCarthy–or he’s grooming himself–for a larger party role.
This is how Politico describes McCarthy:
“McCarthy is a master networker, and, with a safe seat at home in California, he has spent his time and money fundraising and campaigning for Republican House candidates since 2006, before he was even elected. Nearly all of the 13 Republicans elected with him in 2006 owe him. So do most of the more than 25 Republicans elected in 2008. As the party’s recruiter in 2010, he’s probably closer to new Republican lawmakers than any other GOP House member.”
Analysts suggest that if the Republicans take back the House in the November elections, it will have as much to do with Kevin McCarthy as any member of the GOP Old Guard.