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Hoyer or Clyburn

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 01:26 PM

So, who is the NY delegation backing for House Democratic Whip, the current whip, James Clyburn of South Carolina or the more conservative alternative, Steny Hoyer, of Maryland?

So far, three New York Democratic Congressional members signed a letter Friday backing Hoyer:

Joe Crowley from Queens; Jerry Nadler, an uber-liberal from Manhattan; and Brian Higgins, a moderate from Buffalo.

I've reached out to the rest of the NY delegation and will update as responses come in.

UPDATE: Also with Hoyer are, I'm told, Maurice Hinchey, a progressive from the Hudson Valley; Eliot Engel, from the Bronx and Westchester; and Nydia Velazquez, whose district includes parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Undecided, at the moment, is Nita Lowey, a progressive from Westchester, is undecided.

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Comments [2]

iNsiDer,
ideally, who would you like to see in that position?

Nov. 10 2010 05:13 AM
iNsiDer

this proves that clyburn was only the token black guy in the leadership. i am a democrat, but i get so pissed off sometimes when the democrats use and abuse people of color just to be PC.

shame on you democrats. I'm sure Ed towns and Greg Meeks will be supporting clyburn.

Nov. 10 2010 01:16 AM

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