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Hoyer or Clyburn

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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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