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PPI Statement on Democratic House Leadership Election

By / 11.29.2018

WASHINGTON—Will Marshall, President of the Progressive Policy Institute, today released the following statement regarding the Democratic House leadership election:

“The Progressive Policy Institute does not endorse candidates in elections for Congressional leadership. Who should be the next House Speaker and occupy other top leadership posts is for the new Democratic majority to decide.

“Whatever the outcome, we believe Democrats will need new leaders with fresh ideas to preserve their fragile House majority and build a big tent coalition that can send Trump Republicans packing in 2020.

“Therefore, we want to commend those rising Democratic leaders who have stood up to call for a new direction for the party. Win or lose, leaders like Reps. Kathleen Rice, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Kurt Schrader and others have done their party a service by sparking a vital debate that centers less on personalities than a choice between the status quo and radically pragmatic change.”