And It Wasn't Even Close

Thursday, November 16, 2006

And It Wasn't Even Close

The Washington Post reports:
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) was elected House majority leader this morning, defeating Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi's candidate, Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.).

Hoyer won the No. 2 leadership job easily -- 149 to 86.
Pelosi's recommendation carried very little clout with rank-and-file Dems.

I'm not sure that's bad news. There will probably be times when Democratic members will need to do what too many House Republicans were unwilling to do: ignore their leadership.

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