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Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)

Majority Leader


Biography
District: 23rd District
Political Highlights: Kern County Republican Central Committee, 1992-2002; Kern County Community College District Board of Trustees, 2000-2002; Calif. Assembly, 2002-06; U.S. House, 2007-present; U.S. House,
Born: Jan. 26, 1965; Bakersfield, Calif.
Residence: Bakersfield
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Judy McCarthy; two children
Education: Bakersfield College, attended 1984-85; California State U., Bakersfield, B.S. 1989; California State U., Bakersfield, M.B.A. 1994
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalKevin McCarthy (R) 99,82974.9
Raul Garcia (D) 33,38425.1
2012generalKevin McCarthy (R) 158,16173.2
Terry Phillips (NPA) 57,84226.8
2010generalKevin McCarthy (R) 173,49098.8
2008generalKevin McCarthy (R) 224,549100.0
2006generalKevin McCarthy (R) 133,27870.7
Sharon Beery (D) 55,22629.3
Roll Call Vitals

211th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow California Rep. George Miller (D) is 5th.

1st

California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

30,870

Twitter Followers (@kevinomccarthy)

99th

Rep. Kevin McCarthy has the 99th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.