Linda Sánchez Drops Leadership Bid
House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA) on Wednesday sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues to announce that she had ended her campaign to be Chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus for the 116th Congress. Her announcement came just before the U.S. attorney’s office in Connecticut announced that a grand jury returned two indictments against five people -- including Sánchez’s husband, Jim Sullivan -- for misuse of taxpayer funds. “Earlier today I learned that my husband is facing charges in Connecticut. After careful consideration of the time and energy being in leadership demands, I have decided that my focus now needs to be on my son, my family, and my constituents in California,” she said in a statement. That leaves two Congressional Black Caucus members, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) andCongresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), left running for the position. More here.