The Congressman Who Broke the McCarthy News on Twitter
Congressional reporters are used to competing with each other to break news, but there is a new kid on the block with a distinct advantage.
According to a list compiled by Republican digital strategist Patrick Ruffini, the first person to tweet Thursday that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had told his GOP colleagues he was dropping out of the race for speaker was Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich.
I think McCarthy just pulled out of the race…
— Rep. Bill Huizenga (@RepHuizenga) October 8, 2015