On Thursday, I participated in a blogger conference with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-22) and Mayor Lou Barletta. organized via the NRCC’s Young Guns program.
Barletta answered a lot of questions about his race and the district. He indicated that his district appears opposed to the bailout, like most places in the country. In addition, Barletta’s opponent, Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) is actually the chairman of the House Subcommittee which was suppsosed to be overseeing the GSEs. Every time I hear more about this race, the more likely it appears that we are going to win. Go help out Lou Barletta and push this one over the top.
McCarthy then came on and discussed what was happening on the floor. Basically, he talked about the bailout and what the Young Guns will be doing. They will be travelling the country to about 20 targetted races and campaigning for those candidates.
It is really good to see a younger generation of leadership and taking responsibility for adding to our numbers. We hope to hear more about this over the next 6 weeks until the election.