Political and Legislative

Robin Kelley Enters Race for Vice Chair of Democratic Caucus

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) formally announced she is running for vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus next Congress in a letter to her colleagues Wednesday obtained by The Hill.

The Illinois lawmaker is running to replace Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.), who is gunning for the assistant speaker position.

Kelly, who was first elected in a 2013 special election, touted her position as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and as a Midwestern Democrat in her letter asking colleagues for support.

“I’m proud that our caucus focuses on diversity and firmly believe it represents our greatest strength,” she wrote. “As a Black woman and Midwesterner, I will provide a unique voice in leadership discussions and serve as a visible reminder of our caucus’s racial, gender and geographical diversity.”


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