U.S. House Majority Leader-Elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy will fundraise for state House GOP

06/23/2014 09:42 AM

Newly elected Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-California, will help state House Republicans in their bid to take control of the lower chamber in Kentucky.

McCarthy won election to the post last week after U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, announced he would step down from the leadership position. Cantor lost his re-election bid to Republican David Brat despite out raising Brat 26 to 1.

The fundraiser with McCarthy is being promoted by Kentucky U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and benefiting the Kentucky Republican Party House Trust. The fundraiser will take place on Saturday July 19 in Bowling Green.

State Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, tweeted that he was “excited” to welcome McCarthy to Kentucky for the fundraiser for House Republicans shortly after the invitation was posted online.

Republicans have been busy in the last two election cycles to flip majority control in the chamber which currently sits at 54-46 in favor of Democrats. Democrats have held the lower chamber since 1921.

As Pure Politics pointed out before the May 20 primary elections were held, state House races were already getting expensive.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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