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Hoyer tapped for party's No. 2 House spot
|Last Edited||Guy Nov 16, 2006 11:31am|
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|News Date||Thursday, November 16, 2006 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats on Thursday chose Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer to be House majority leader over Rep. John Murtha, the choice of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, in line to become speaker. |
Hoyer was elected on a vote of 149-86.
The balloting marked a personal triumph for him, but also a snub to Pelosi, moments after the rank and file selected her unanimously to become speaker when the House convenes in January.
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