Thursday, November 09, 2006

Larson May Take Larger Role

Courant:
Larson, who cruised to a fifth term Tuesday in the 1st Congressional District by beating Republican Scott MacLean of Hartland, could become the leader of the House Democratic Caucus if Chairman James Clyburn of South Carolina moves on to majority whip.

Larson said he would happily accept the new leadership role, which would make him the fourth-highest-ranking member in the House.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Larson stays as Vice-Chair as DCCC Chair Rahm Emanuel becomes Chair. Given the election results, who can complain?

Timm Knibbs said...

Although I do not agree with many of Larson's positions, I think he is a man of integrity something that is missing in DC. He should be the next speaker. It will not happen but if it did the Dems would have a better chance of holding their majority.

BrassTaxes said...

I heard inside word that Emanuel could be looking at running for Majority Whip. This could turn things on thier head if that's the case.

Anonymous said...

Everyone is wrong. Including the Hartford Courant. Leadership will go as Follows:
Speaker: Pelosi
Majority Leader: Hoyer/Murtha
Whip: Clyburn
Caucus Chair: Rahm Emanuel
Caucus Vice: John B. Larson


Thank you for reading.

Anonymous said...

No, Rahm declined Majority Whip (which would have been a big fight). He'll be caucus leader, and Larson is his choice as deputy. No one can say that Rahm hasn't earned it.

BrassTaxes said...

I think the jury is still out on Emanuel, but we can agree to disagree on that.

Anon 10:44...

Look for Murtha to put up a small fight, and then pullout of the race to resume his major powerbroker roll in the House. Hoyer will de Maj. Leader.

Brasstaxes said...

Clarification...

I think the jury is still out on Emanuel as Whip...sorry for the mistatement.