Kevin McCarthy loved Christmas. He always had. Every December 25, he’d go all-out and celebrate with his family and friends.
But this Christmas wouldn’t be so merry. Kevin was facing a recall election in 2023, and the odds weren’t good. Polling showed support for his opponent steadily increasing, as his own campaign ran out of funds and steam. He knew the outcome didn’t look good.
He did his best to keep a brave face and soldier on as best as he could, but the thought of facing defeat at the ballot box on Christmas Day weighed heavily on his mind. The least merry Christmas of Kevin McCarthy’s life was coming.