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If GOP wins big in 2010, credit California's Rep. [Kevin] McCarthy
McClatchy Newspapers ^ | December 27, 2009 | Rob Hotakainen

Posted on 12/28/2009 9:01:11 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction

WASHINGTON — With visions of a Republican majority dancing in his head, California U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy is driving the back roads of America these days, looking for fresh faces to represent his party in 2010.

"I believe this will be a wave election," McCarthy said. "This will be a national election."

To regain control of the House of Representatives, Republicans must pick up 41 seats. If they win big in the House next year, it will be at least partly because the party put McCarthy in charge of its recruiting efforts.

It's the latest high-profile assignment for McCarthy, who serves as his party's chief deputy whip. Earlier this month, he was chosen in a poll of congressional insiders as the Republican member of Congress with the "brightest political future."

After watching his party get slaughtered in the last two elections, McCarthy is feeling optimistic about its chances of a comeback in 2010. Voters increasingly are becoming disenfranchised with the Democratic majority in Washington, he said.

Taking control "would be a very big climb," McCarthy said. However, he said, Republican chances are increasing as Democrats promote policies such as their brand of health care restructuring, going "directly against what the American people say they want."

"They're still shoving it down people's throats," said McCarthy, whose 22nd Congressional District stretches from the San Joaquin Valley to the coast, covering most of Kern and San Luis Obispo counties and northeastern Los Angeles County.

McCarthy isn't alone in predicting Republican gains, which would be expected after the election of a Democratic president.

The Cook Political Report, an independent, nonpartisan newsletter, estimates that 77 Democratic House seats could be competitive next year, compared with 26 Republican seats.

(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; kevinmccarthy; mccarthy; politics

1 posted on 12/28/2009 9:01:15 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I liked the sound of this one, we have learned that if someone is not genetically conservative then they will “grow” in office.

“McCarthy said he found the embodiment of the candidate he was searching for when he met Stephen Fincher, a gospel-singing cotton farmer from Tennessee.

“They say this farmer’s going to come and see me,” McCarthy said. “And in Tennessee, they talk a little different than in California. I said, ‘Steve, where do you live?’ He said, ‘I live in Frog Jump, Tennessee.’ I said, ‘What do you farm?’ He said, ‘I farm cotton.’ ... I just look at this guy and said this is what America is about. He is true to his convictions, to his philosophy, and he’s not going to change coming to Washington. ... This guy is my favorite.”


2 posted on 12/28/2009 9:24:12 AM PST by ansel12 (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
And if Sarah campaigns for them......
3 posted on 12/28/2009 9:29:12 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Remember the reason for the season.)
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To: Sybeck1
Exactly.

I don't know anything about Mr. McCarthy...

...but I DO KNOW that when the SARAH-CUDA steps in to the 2010 fight for the Conservative/Tea Party candidates, She will be the "king-maker".

4 posted on 12/28/2009 9:34:53 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: ExcursionGuy84
I don't know anything about Mr. McCarthy...”

Kevin McCarthy
2007 American Conservative Union Rating: 100 points out of 100

2007 Americans for Democratic Action Rating: 5 points out of 100
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/external/pre-election/bios/52561.html?SITE=KTRKELN&SECTION=POLITICS&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Sounds soildy conservative to me.

5 posted on 12/28/2009 9:42:56 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: ExcursionGuy84
"I don't know anything about Mr. McCarthy..."

Kevin McCarthy is the Congressman in my area of California. He is a Bakersfield boy. He is solidly conservative. I'm very proud that he represents our district.

Here is more info on Kevin from his web site...................

 

 

6 posted on 12/28/2009 10:10:50 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: ansel12

No Rinos.


7 posted on 12/28/2009 10:14:59 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

All of us should be praying that good, honest, articulate conservatives should run this year.


8 posted on 12/28/2009 10:19:37 AM PST by diamond6 (Expose Planned Parenthood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYaTywSDmls)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

All of us should be praying that good, honest, articulate conservatives should run this year.


9 posted on 12/28/2009 10:21:35 AM PST by diamond6 (Expose Planned Parenthood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYaTywSDmls)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Gains may and should come but it won’t be worth a damn if the NRCC keeps digging into the GoP field and backing more Scozzafavas. As a member of the NRCC, he helped let that one fall thru the cracks.

Kevin is also the right hand man of Eric Cantor acting as a Deputy Republican Minority Whip or such.

Someone also mentioned his ACU ratings were max. So are a lot of others that also rate highly, yet have had their own shortcomings when it came to immigration reform efforts not so long ago.

To add insult to injury, David Keene , head of the ACU, has taken CPAC into the LGBT-sponsored event arena, I’d be might leery of how they rate anyone from here on out. jmo.

Thnaks for posting this, btw.

I just hope folks don’t just go gaga and fail to run a lot more conservative candidates and not play this middle of the road crap again.


10 posted on 12/28/2009 10:21:59 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: ConjunctionJunction
We have people in Connecticut doing exactly the same thing recruiting for state offices.

We are having fertile success within the Tea Party Patriots!

11 posted on 12/28/2009 10:42:57 AM PST by PALIN SMITH (Show them our respectable contempt!)
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To: PALIN SMITH

Awesome! Keep up the great work in Connecticut!


12 posted on 12/28/2009 10:50:16 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I wouldn’t underrate the contribution of Obama and the rats in Congress in addition to clowns like Janet Napolitano.


13 posted on 12/28/2009 12:02:40 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

BUMP!!


14 posted on 12/28/2009 12:28:14 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: NoRedTape
Thank-You Both Very much, NoRedTape and SmokingGun.

Now I can determine Rep. McCarthy's contributions to California's conservatists.

But I gotta wonder: What does "soildy" mean? ~

15 posted on 12/28/2009 2:24:58 PM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: ExcursionGuy84
No prob.

I bet Kevin is a member here. But only Jim R. knows for sure.

16 posted on 12/28/2009 4:00:31 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: ConjunctionJunction

I think the bigger one to congratulate would be the Tea Party activists, not McCarthy, he was just the man in the right place at the right time!


17 posted on 12/28/2009 6:05:02 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: ConjunctionJunction
To regain control of the House of Representatives, Republicans must pick up 41 seats. If they win big in the House next year, it will be at least partly because the party put McCarthy in charge of its recruiting efforts.

I'm not terribly sure I want the Republican Party as it is currently configured to take control. They look an awful lot like the Democrats in terms of liberalism, big government, higher taxes and less freedom. Too many RINOs at the top of the Party chain of command. Too many running for election (like Crist here in FL).

Either the RINOsaurs leave the old guard and give it over to real conservatives, or it's time for a new party of real conservatives to rise in the place of the Grand OLD Party.

18 posted on 12/30/2009 9:33:58 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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