Bakersfield’s Kevin McCarthy has come a long way since he was working behind the counter at Kevin O’s Deli.
The Republican who was first elected to the House in 2006 is now the most likely candidate to become the next Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Some say it’s a thankless job, just ask John Boehner, who struggled with members of his own party over legislation nearly much as he did President Obama.
Still the current House Majority Leader announced Monday he is seeking to become the 62nd speaker of the House. What sort of speaker might McCarthy become? And what would it mean for the San Joaquin Valley?
Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us on Valley Edition to offer his insights into McCarthy’s remarkable political career.