WASHINGTON (KGO) -- East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee failed in her bid to become Democratic Caucus Chair, the party's fourth highest post in the House.
The 72-year old Lee was vying to become the first black woman ever elected to a House leadership position and the first woman to lead the House Democratic Caucus.
Her colleagues chose New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. The 48-year old now becomes the youngest member of House Democratic leadership in decades.
Rep. Barbara Lee loses bid for Democratic Caucus Chair