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  Larson stages surprise victory [to become House Dem. Vice Chair]
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Last EditedEx-New Jerseyan  Feb 01, 2006 03:13pm
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News DateWednesday, February 1, 2006 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn what some were calling the biggest upset in House leadership elections in recent memory, Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) staged a come-from-behind victory this morning to become vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus.

Larson defeated rival Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) by a margin of 116 to 87 in the second round of balloting after having trailed Crowley in the first ballot, where the New Yorker received 79 votes and Larson garnered 66, and the third candidate, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) won 56 votes.
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