Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, has been at the forefront of the effort to keep Nancy Pelosi on as the House Democrat’s top leader in the next Congress, where the party will be relegated to minority status. That effort seems to be on track, with Pelosi and her allies tamping down discontent among the rank-and-file despite the Democrats’ loss of 60-plus seats on Election Day.
But now DeLauro’s own political power is in jeopardy. Unable to defeat Pelosi, moderate and conservative Democrats have taken aim at DeLauro and other Pelosi allies, who wield considerable clout in their roles doling out committee posts and other perks. This Politico story has more details.