The line-up for next week’s Democratic leadership elections appears to give a fresh boost to Rep. John Larson, who is vying to hold on to his post as chairman of the Democratic Caucus.
The balloting will start with Larson’s post—and so far, he has no challengers. The vote on minority whip—the only contested election so far—will be last. As this Politico story notes, that means the loser of the whip’s race will not be able to turn around and run for any other top job, i.e. Larson’s caucus chairman job.
But members can vote to change the order, so it could get upended.