McCarthy's ascent

Posted on AllSides September 26th, 2015
From The Left

Less than a decade ago, Kevin Owen McCarthy was deep in the minority in the California State Assembly in Sacramento. He shared a house with a bunch of fellow lawmakers, and cut legislative deals over card games in his kitchen.
Later this fall, the 50-year-old Bakersfield native is expected to complete what can only be described as one of the most historic climbs to power in U.S. political history. The former deli owner turned Capitol Hill aide turned lawmaker will be third in line to the presidency, behind Barack...

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