Kevin McCarthy Loses Twice On Vote For Speaker Of The House

The results of Round 3 of voting for Speaker of the House (screen cap)

Well, this must be humiliating for Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House who assumed he would easily become the new Speaker of the House thanks to the (slim) Republican majority.

On the first round of voting, 19 Republicans voted against McCarthy when he could only afford to lose 4 votes. Continue reading “Kevin McCarthy Loses Twice On Vote For Speaker Of The House”

Adam Frisch Concedes Colorado House Race To Boebert

Democrat Adam Frisch conceded the race for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District today to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), saying that a mandated recount was unlikely to change the outcome of the election.
L-R Adam Frisch, Lauren Boebert (official campaign/screen capture)

Democrat Adam Frisch conceded the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District today to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), saying that a mandated recount was unlikely to change the outcome of the election.

The latest vote totals show Boebert leading Frisch by just 0.16 percentage points, or 551 votes. Continue reading “Adam Frisch Concedes Colorado House Race To Boebert”

Pelosi Will Step Down As House Dem Leader After 2 Decades

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)  announced today she will not seek re-election as the House Democratic caucus’s top leader.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (screen capture via MSNBC)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)  announced today she will not seek re-election as the House Democratic caucus’s top leader.

Pelosi was first became leader of the House Democratic caucus in 2003. After Democrats gained a majority in the House following the 2006 midterm elections, Pelosi was elected Speaker of the House, making her the first woman ever to hold that office. Continue reading “Pelosi Will Step Down As House Dem Leader After 2 Decades”