House Democrats created a new post at the bottom of its leadership ranks — fourth co-chair of their talking points committee — which Colorado’s Joe Neguse handily won after running unopposed.
As Roll Call describes the completely unremarkable position and election:
The caucus also voted by acclamation to elect four co-chairs to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, as that’s how many candidates were running.
The panel is tasked with messaging for the Democrat caucus. All those annoying phrases full of jargon Democrats repeat ad nauseam? That’s the work of this committee’s staff.
Who knew Neguse was such a master of messaging?
His Twitter page indicates the Boulder Democrat is not so much about issues, as he is about himself being grateful, humbled and proud when he does his job.
In other leadership news, U.S. Rep. Jason Crow lost in a three-way race for caucus leadership representative, a position held by newbie members of Congress who have served less than five terms.
Crow made it to the second round of voting, but lost to U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence of Michigan by a vote of 69 to 58.
PeakNation™ will recall Nancy Pelosi was having a tough time herding support for her speakership when Democrats won control of the House in 2018.
Neguse pledged to support her, Crow did not.
And now Neguse has a newly created lower rung of leadership upon which to hang his hat.
Crow walked back his campaign promise this week and threw his support to Pelosi for her reelection, for all the good it did him.