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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 08:55 AM

Hispanic Caucus rallying behind Lujan in leadership bid

Source: The Hill

Leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are rallying behind one of their own, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), in his bid to become the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House next year.

The CHC is asking its 30 members to sign on to a “Dear Colleague” letter pitching Lujan that would be disseminated to the broader Democratic Caucus.

“Can you please let me know if your boss is supportive of CHC sending the letter below in support of Rep. Lujan for Assistant Democratic Leader?” Alma Acosta, the CHC’s executive director, asked in an email sent Wednesday evening to the chiefs of staff of all CHC members.

Lujan, who heads the Democrats’ campaign arm, jumped into the race for assistant leader position on Wednesday, one day after he ushered the party to sweeping midterm victories that will shift control of the House next year. The spot is currently held by Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who is vacating the post to run for the majority whip seat in the next Congress.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/415672-hispanic-caucus-rallying-behind-lujan-in-leadership-bid

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StevieM Nov 8 #1

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 09:51 AM

1. If our leadership team serves for 2 more years, and then they all retire, Lujan could be

our next Speaker. I could see Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn all stepping down together after the 2020 election.

Maybe Lujan becomes Speaker of the House, Linda Sanchez becomes House Majority leader and Dianna DeGette becomes Majority Whip.

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