Kevin's a Good Guy
(Editor - Kevin was my Congressman for a number of years. He regularly made the 3,000 mile trip home to California to visit the district and aggressively addressed our needs. As Whip, Kevin worked like the Devil to elect Republicans all over the nation. Let's forget the "fire breathing bullshit" of the rapid right-wing. Kevin is not our enemy. Never forget that our real enemies are the fucking Marxists in the Democrat Party. We need to close ranks and kick ass in November.)
(Reuters) - House of Representatives Republicans on Thursday chose an ally of Speaker John Boehner for the No. 2 job in the chamber and, in a victory for the party’s conservative wing, elevated a Southern lawmaker to a leadership role.
Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, already the third-ranking House Republican, was chosen to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader, Republican aide Riva Litman said.
He will control the House floor and help decide the party’s legislative priorities. McCarthy previously served as party whip, drumming up votes for legislation.
Steve Scalise, a Louisiana lawmaker with backing from Southern Republicans, beat out two other lawmakers on Thursday to replace McCarthy as party whip. Scalise has a solidly conservative record but also has had good ties with leadership, including Boehner.
|Kevin McCarthy's 23rd District|
Massively popular in his California Central Valley based district, McCarthy ran unopposed in 2008, 2010, got 72% of the vote in 2012 and is running unopposed yet again in 2014.