Murtha Defeated by Hoyer

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  1. carpro

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    149 Democrats have more sense than their new Speaker as Pelosi suffers her first defeat in her own party.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/16/AR2006111600514_pf.html

    Democrats Elect Hoyer as New Majority Leader

    By Lois Romano and Jonathan Weisman
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Thursday, November 16, 2006; 12:38 PM

    Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) was elected House majority leader this morning, defeating Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi's candidate, Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.).

    Hoyer won the No. 2 leadership job easily -- 149 to 86. But the showdown divided the Democrat House caucus only a week after its party won a majority of seats in the Congress that begins meeting in January, and prompted numerous complaints that Pelosi and her allies used strong-arm tactics and threats to try to elect Murtha to the job.
     
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    Hoyer was the expected winner. Any Congressional contest will bring out the competetive spirit, however, the reports of "strong arm tactics and threats" are just spin and a bit of conservative bitterness.

    Perhaps, on Baptistboard, it would be interesting to note that Hoyer is a Baptist.
     
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    Are you saying that the democrats who complained of Pelosi's "strong arm tactics" are spinning their complaint because they are conservative and bitter?:confused:
     
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    The Washington Post has a bit of conservative bitterness?
     

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