In a Thursday letter to his Democratic House colleagues, Joe Neguse stated that he will be running for Caucus chair. This is the fifth highest position in the Democratic Party if they retain their majority, and fourth if the minority. Neguse is currently the co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
Hakeem Jeffries, the current chair of the Democratic caucus is term-limited in his position. Jeffries has been long considered a potential successor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. His term limit is also limited. Pelosi has not yet announced her plans for the midterms.
Neguse wrote to his colleagues, “As votes in the country continue being counted it is clear that there are higher stakes for the 118th Congress.” With our country at crossroads, it is more important than ever that the House Democratic Caucus be united and single-mindedly focused. With that in mind, I ask for your support as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.
Punchbowl News reported Neguse’s letter first.
Democrats will hold their leadership elections on November 30th, even though the current Democratic leadership (Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer) has not yet announced publicly and definitively whether they are going to run again.