Congressman Kevin McCarthy

Congressman Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican and majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, is the frontrunner to succeed Eric Cantor as the majority leader in an election set for today. McCarthy’s home district in the Central Valley has a 35 percent Latino population, and is heavily agricultural. What would his election mean for California? We’ll also discuss issues like immigration reform and the state’s high-speed rail project, which McCarthy staunchly opposes.

Bill Whalen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a regular columnist for the Sacramento Bee
Susan Davis, chief Congressional reporter for USA Today

  • Guest

    Hopefully no relation to that alcoholic slimeball Joe McCarthy.

  • Kurt thialfad

    There is a well-know actor named Kevin McCarthy, and I would imagine this

    coincidence has helped the Congressman’s name recognition. McCarthy died in 2010 and is best know for “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “Death of a Salesman”.

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