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Interview: How Did Kevin McCarthy Become Trump's "Man In Congress?"

May 23, 2017

It's hard to imagine two Republican leaders with more dramatically different political styles than Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump. While McCarthy rose to his position as House Majority Leader thanks to a warm and affable public personality, Trump's style has been anything but. Yet the two have a remarkably close working relationship. In a new piece for the online publication CAL Matters, reporter Laurel Rosenhall takes a deep dive into their political alliance, explores why McCarthy is "Trump's Man In Congress," and what it means for California.