Shuler to vie for Dem Leadership Post?
Via Roll Call: Shuler Threatens to Challenge Pelosi for Minority Leader
Rep. Heath Shuler predicted Thursday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi would act in the “best interest” of the Democratic Caucus and bow out of leadership, but said he would challenge the California Democrat for Minority Leader if she tried to stay on and no “viable alternative” candidate emerged.
The thing is, isn’t Shuler in the more moderate wing of the Democratic Party? And given the defeat of that wing on Tuesday should mean a higher likelihood of a more liberal leadership by definition, yes?