Rep. Barbara Lee loses bid for Democratic Caucus Chair

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East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee failed in her bid to become Democratic Caucus Chair, the party's fourth highest post in the House. (KGO-TV)

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.
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