Two Black Caucus Members Vying For Same Leadership Post

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is breaking with tradition and attempting to bypass Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) in her bid for House Democratic Caucus chair, Politico reported.

The move breaks with precedent and the “unwritten rule,” in Politico’s words, that  freshmen lawmakers wait their turn for leadership gigs. At just 48, Jeffries is considered an up-and-coming leader, with many Democrats viewing him as a potential future Speaker of the House.

While it is rare for two members of the...

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