Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield is eyeing the post of majority whip. Others are expected to chair key panels. These moves could boost Democratic-leaning California’s clout among the new majority.
By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
November 3, 2010|5:25 p.m.
Reporting from Washington —
Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield launched a bid Wednesday for majority whip, the third-ranking job in the new Republican-controlled House, as Rep. Ed Royce of Fullerton kicked off a campaign for the chairmanship of the Financial Services Committee.
If successful, the moves could further strengthen Democratic-leaning California’s clout among the new GOP majority.
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