Call it a gut feeling.
Republican candidate Dino Rossi loves House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, even if he’s not quite able to pinpoint why.
Perhaps it’s because McCarthy’s PAC has given $10,000 to Rossi this cycle. Or perhaps it’s because McCarthy headlined an exclusive fundraiser for Rossi in Tacoma this summer.
Don't let McCarthy's suavely coiffed California hair fool you. He is not friendly to the interests of voters in Washington's 8th Congressional District.
He once tried to redefine rape in a bill aimed at restricting abortion access.
He has a horrible environmental record, with a lifetime score of 3% from the League of Conservation Voters.
And his desire to succeed Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House is one of the biggest reasons Congress has been unable to pass a clean DREAM Act.
If you're Dino Rossi, these are all good reasons to love Kevin McCarthy. If you're anyone else, these are all good reasons to run the other way.