Nancy Pelosi isn’t gonna be denied the Speaker of the House gavel from her party if the Democrats do in fact regain the US House majority….
Maybe a a little bit down the road she’d step down…
But Joe Crowley is out of a job come Jan. 1, 2019, so the caucus chair will be up fro grabs….
Roll Call takes a look and the race to replace Crowley in the leadership spot….
When New York Rep. Joseph Crowley lost his primary June 26, it created a guaranteed opening for the caucus chairmanship in the next Congress. It’s the only leadership slot where the current officeholder won’t be able to run in intraparty elections in late November or early December.
Winning back the House and speaker’s gavel would open an extra Democratic leadership position above the caucus chairmanship. And party members say it could get messy, especially if someone mounts a challenge to one of the top three leaders.
But with no guarantees in November, some Democrats are showing early public interest in the only leadership slot that is certain to be open.
California Reps. Linda T. Sánchez and Barbara Lee both signaled they may run for caucus chairwoman, potentially setting up a rung-up rematch of their 2016 battle for caucus vice chairwoman. Sánchez won that race by just two votes…..