Democrats' Next Generation of Leaders Bides Time (Wasserman Schultz Expected to Continue as Chair)
Insiders emphasize the House Democrats’ youthfulness and track records of hard work
By Jonathan Strong
Roll Call Staff
Nov. 26, 2012, 8:19 p.m.
The House Democratic leadership mold continues to harden, as Reps. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida are expected to remain in their current positions, which are effectively out of the upper echelon of caucus leadership ranks.
On Thursday, the Democratic Caucus is on track to sign off on keeping its top leaders in place for the 113th Congress — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn of South Carolina.
Current Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra of California is on track to win his bid to become caucus chairman, and Reps. Joseph Crowley of New York and Barbara Lee of California are vying to become caucus vice chairman.
Pelosi’s Nov. 14 decision to stay left the top ranks in place, stranding three would-be leaders — Van Hollen, Wasserman Schultz and current Caucus Chairman John B. Larson of Connecticut — without obvious places to move up to.
Since this is sorta already a topic I was wondering who everyone is looking at as the next leaders or high risers of the democratic party? I am not really looking for all the house hold names. A few people who I have been researching are....
Jack Conway Kentucky
Cedric Richmond Louisiana
Patrick Murphy Florida
Mark Heinrich New Mexico
Joe Kennedy Mass.
Those are just a few of the people I have noticed and if anyone has any others or knows anything about these guys or are from these states feel free to chime in.