By Emily Belz - 06/19/07 06:55 PM EDT
Jerry MoranJerry MoranMeet the rising GOP star who already enrages the left GOP warming up to Cuba travel Senate clears FAA authorization bill MORE (R-Kan.), having arrived in D.C. May 21. The Kansas State junior had never been to the East Coast before.
“It’s kind of different here; you can’t just go fishing,” he said. He is surprised at how young Hill staff seems to be. Do they get things done? “Definitely in Congressman Moran’s office,” he said.
Calcara plans to go to law school, which is part of the reason he came to work on the Hill.
Since arriving, he has been to four Nationals games. And the Kansas staff softball team has found a new shortstop: He plays with them every Monday night.
On Memorial Day he saw President Bush speak in Arlington. He says he’s also seen Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) twice in the Senate.
“I haven’t met face to face with a lot of politicians,” he said. “But I’ve talked with Congressman Moran. He makes me feel like I’m back in Kansas.”