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Democrats Choose Hoyer as Majority Leader

In a Democratic caucus vote, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland defeated Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania in the race for majority leader in the U.S. House. Hoyer won decisively, 149 to 86.

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Earlier in the day, Democrats unanimously chose Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California to serve as House Speaker. Pelosi will officially take over the position in January.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  November 16, 2006; 12:13 PM ET
Categories:  Democratic Party , House  
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