Pelosi seeks re-election leading House Democrats

Pelosi seeks re-election leading House Democrats

A key leadership role that remains unfilled is chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the campaign arm of Senate Democrats.

Schumer's election as minority leader ushers in a new era of Democratic leadership in the Senate following Reid's decade-long tenure.

"When you lose an election like this you can't flinch, you can't ignore it, you need to look it right in the eye and ask why, analyze it and learn from it", Schumer said. "We are Americans first", said McConnell, who early in Barack Obama's presidency said his goal was to limit him to one term.

Another liberal, Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA was given the role of vice chair of the conference while yet another progressive voice, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, was made conference secretary. Joe Manchin of West Virginia as vice chair of the Democratic policy and communications committee.

Baldwin said in a statement she is "proud" to join the leadership team. In the aftermath of the 2016 losses, Democrats have been trying to figure out how to win back white, working class workers that voted for Donald Trump after voting for President Obama while also keeping their advantage with minorities.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin will continue to serve as minority whip, while Washington Sen.

Before the vote, Schumer's elevation to the leadership post was opposed by some progressive Democrats, including a group that supported U.S. Sen.

Baldwin replaces outgoing Secretary Patty Murray of Washington, who has served in the role for nine years.

The final House leadership votes will be on January 3, with members of both parties voting in both elections on the House floor.

Democrats have a new leadership lineup for next year and the all-Republican government.

The elevation of Sanders represents part of an effort by Democrats to take their message to the grassroots level. Sen.

The next Senate Democratic leader has also earned the grudging respect of Republicans as a fierce partisan.

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will be Senate Majority Leader, while Sen.

"Schumer now becomes the most influential Democrat in Washington", said Jim Manley, a former top Democratic congressional aide.

On Tuesday, House Republicans re-elected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as speaker of the House. We're not Republicans first. His counterpart, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is reportedly facing a potential challenge as she seeks re-election to her leadership post.

House Democrats postponed their leadership election until November 30 after junior lawmakers demanded more time to digest the party's disappointing Election Day showing, a warning shot at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.



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