Freshmen vie to fill leadership role vacated by Katie Hill

Multiple freshman Democrats are vying for a coveted spot in House leadership, aiming to fill the vacancy created by Rep. Katie Hill’s sudden resignation last week. Reps. Susie Lee (D-Nev.) and Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), both Democrats from districts won by President Donald Trump, are running to become freshman representative, one of two leadership spots reserved for first-term Democrats, according to candidacy letters obtained by POLITICO. The contested race comes at a critical time for Democrats — as they pivot to the public portion of their impeachment inquiry into Trump with hopes of finishing the fast-moving probe by the end of the year. As part of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team, whoever wins the race will instantly be thrust into the spotlight and become one of the go-to spokespeople for the sprawling freshman class, which includes roughly two dozen newcomers sitting in districts won by Trump. The nearly 60-member freshman class

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