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Party Insiders: Star Pupil and Not-So-Serious Guy

party insiders: Kevin McCarthy's political rise often marvel at how he got here, according to Vancouver Courier. He's the not-so-serious guy who used to bop around town selling sandwiches and cars before dipping into politics. People watching Rep. He was considered likable and fun but hardly Bakersfield's star pupil. The Republican Party insiders who nurtured his career are proud, if a bit surprised. The rest of the country might be stunned, too, if Republicans win in November and McCarthy succeeds in his quest to become speaker of the House, next in line after the vice-president to the presidency.article continues below Trending StoriesYVR aims to strengthen relationship with Musqueam through new role Burnaby groups protest pipeline bailout in front of Terry Beech's office Love story For 30 years, Hilary Jordan never gave up hope for brain-injured husband Updated Hector Bremner ousted as potential NPA mayoral candidate Yet many in Bakersfield are musing that Kevin he's still just easygoing, uncomplicated Kevin here might actually pull off this ascent. ( As reported in the news.