Karen Bass

A Californian will be the first woman of color elected to House leadership. The only question is which one

A Californian will be the first woman of color elected to House leadership. The only question is which one

A woman of color will be elected to join House leadership this week for the first time, and she’ll be a Democrat from California.

While most attention in Washington is focused on whether House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) will beat back a challenge in the Wednesday leadership election, House Democrats will also choose between Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Whittier) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) for vice chair of the Democratic Caucus.

Neither Sanchez, a longtime leader and current chairwoman of...

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