Dem Touts Independent Voice In Race For Leadership Post

Dem touts independent voice in race for leadership post

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is presenting herself as an independent voice as she vies for the only competitive opening in House Democratic leadership.

House Democrats plan to hold their leadership elections on Thursday, where the top of the hierarchy is expected to be reelected for the next Congress starting in January.

No one has announced a challenge to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) or Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) despite a disappointing showing from the party in last week’s elections.

Lee and fellow California Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus …

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