Washington sees McCarthy as “rising star”
July 19, 2010
Cong. Kevin McCarthy, whose district includes much of San Luis Obispo County, continues to be tagged as a “rising star” in the Republican Party. [Politico]
Political observers are now suggesting that if the Republicans take back the House in the November elections, McCarthy might run for the powerful Majority Whip position. Pete Sessions of Texas and Mike Rogers of Michigan are also considering a run for the post.
McCarthy, seeking his third term in November, currently serves as Chief Deputy Republican Whip.
The potential Majority Whip race could create a furious battle for a job that may not be on most voters’ radars, but has launched careers for powerful politicians like Tom DeLay, Tip O’Neill and Tom Foley.
Considered a critical political position, the Republican Majority Whip would be responsible for holding the line against any proposed domestic legislation from President Obama during the upcoming 2012 election campaign.