Hakeem Jeffries launches bid for House Dem leader
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the chair of the House Democratic Caucus, on Friday formally announced his bid to succeed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.) as the House Democratic leader.
The big picture: Jeffries, a Brooklyn native and former New York state legislator, would be the first Black leader of a party in Congress.
He is seen by colleagues as the overwhelming favorite to take over — and there is doubt about whether he will face even token opposition.
Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) and Caucus Vice Chair Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) are vying for the Nos....