Congressional Black Caucus seeks a top Democratic leadership spot


The Congressional Black Caucus signaled in a letter on Thursday that if Democrats win the majority in the House of Representatives, they would like African-American representation in at least one of the top two leadership positions for the party in the chamber.

An African-American member has never served in either of the top two leadership positions.

The private letter was sent from the chairman of the caucus, Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, and was prompted by “much speculation” about how Democrats will govern if they should assume the majority. Though Richmond praised current leadership, he states that the Congressional Black Caucus’ role in the Democratic caucus remains “inconsistent with our most powerful leadership roles in the House.”

“African Americans…

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