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Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:13 AM

Queens party boss angles to succeed Pelosi as speaker

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Source: Politico

Rep. Joe Crowley — buoyed by a caucus thirsty for change and his rising national profile — is angling to become the next House Democratic leader if Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats fall short.

Whether Democrats win the House majority or not, the affable Queens party boss and current Democratic Caucus chairman would have to first go through the party’s long-time septuagenarian leaders — Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Jim Clyburn — who’ve shown no hurry to head for the exits. In fact, the three have already started sending strong signals that if Democrats take the House they’re prepared to beat back a younger generation clamoring for new leaders.

But in interviews with nearly 30 Democratic lawmakers and aides, almost all said it’s no secret that Crowley — a 6-foot-5, lifelong New Yorker who towers over many of his colleagues and can often be heard walking through the Capitol singing a tune in his trademark Queens accent — is doing everything possible to position himself for if and when there’s a shakeup at the top.

For Crowley, this moment has been two decades in the making and could be his best shot to ascend to the top of Democratic leadership ranks.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/17/crowley-pelosi-house-democrats-526994

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Reply Queens party boss angles to succeed Pelosi as speaker (Original post)
brooklynite Apr 2018 OP
LiberalFighter Apr 2018 #1
brooklynite Apr 2018 #2
LiberalFighter Apr 2018 #4
brooklynite Apr 2018 #5
safeinOhio Apr 2018 #3
brooklynite Apr 2018 #8
awesomerwb1 Apr 2018 #6
Jose Garcia Apr 2018 #7
Red Mountain Apr 2018 #9
MrsCoffee Apr 2018 #10
mcar Apr 2018 #11
brooklynite Apr 2018 #12
MrsCoffee Apr 2018 #15
SharonClark Apr 2018 #13
Cosmocat Apr 2018 #14
muriel_volestrangler Apr 2018 #16

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:25 AM

1. Who?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:30 AM

2. Joe Crowley is the Queens Party Boss and the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus



I've gotten to know him over the last 5-6 years. He's a big supporter of reproductive rights and has co-sponsored the House "Medicare for All" Bill.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:43 AM

4. I know but the point was that few know abou him.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:46 AM

5. But the people who make the decision do...

...How many people knew John Boehner or Denny Hastert before they were named Speaker?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:34 AM

3. Id like to see

Maxine Waters get it

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 10:23 AM

8. What in her background supports the management/political side of being Speaker?

FWIW, she's never been a part of Leadership

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 09:54 AM

6. I'd like to see a mix and older and younger in leadership

You have to send the younger generations a positive signal that their voices are heard and properly represented. Hopefully it will encourage more of them into running for office.

This is not a knock on anyone.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 10:15 AM

7. He's a little young, isn't he?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 10:35 AM

9. He's 8 years older than Paul Ryan

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 11:51 AM

10. Lol.

Leave it to politico to stir the pot.

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Response to MrsCoffee (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 11:53 AM

11. Right?

They have to continue the "Dems in disarray" idiocy.

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Response to mcar (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 11:55 AM

12. How is a leadership maneuver "Dems in Disarrary"?

And why would Politico not report on a story about politics?

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Response to mcar (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:11 PM

15. Crowley said he wouldn't challenge Pelosi, Hoyer or Clyburn.

But that isn't the tone of the headline or the article.

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Response to MrsCoffee (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:36 PM

13. Yep, including calling a Dem a "party boss"

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 12:42 PM

14. Jackasses ...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:27 PM

16. Locking - the hosts feel this is analysis and opinion, rather than a breaking news story

mainly speculation of what others reckon he might do if Pelosi resigns.

Please repost in GD or Editorials. Thanks.

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