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  Hoyer tapped for party's No. 2 House spot
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Last EditedGuy  Nov 16, 2006 11:31am
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News DateThursday, November 16, 2006 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON (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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