Cory Gardner

A tale of two Republicans: McCarthy and McConnell

WASHINGTON _ House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy knows one way to remain popular with conservatives is to trash the Senate, even if it is led by Republicans. But the California Republican, the front-runner to be the next speaker, will have to work with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to advance mutual interests.tmpplchld The two men know each other, but they aren't particularly close. That's in part because of how quickly McCarthy has moved up the House ranks _ going from majority whip to majority leader to the cusp of the speakership in a little more than a year. There's also a generational gap: McConnell is 73, McCarthy is 50. McConnell has served in the Senate since...