Pelosi endorses Pallone’s opponent for leadership spot

Pallone njtv senate debateHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has passed over Congressman Frank Pallone and thrown her support to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of California in the internal Democratic caucus campaign to select the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, according to a report at TheHill.com.

Eshoo, who has served two terms in the House less than Pallone, is currently the fifth ranking Democrat on the committee.  Pallone is the third ranking Democrat, behind Chairman Henry Waxman and John Dingell.  Both Waxman and Dingell are retiring at the end of the 113th Congress.

In a letter to House Democrats, Pelosi said she’d intended to steer clear of making a public endorsement, “but since so many of you have asked, I am writing to let you know why I support Anna.”

“Anna’s leadership is marked by integrity, inclusiveness and bipartisanship, critical qualities in a committee leader,” Pelosi wrote. “She advocates in the committee and in the House for healthcare, consumer protections, the environment and access to technology and issues related to women and children.

“Anna’s leadership, vision, values and progressive commitment to the future gives us the opportunity to newly invigorate the debate,” Pelosi added.

Since being sworn into Congress in 1987, six bills that Pallone has sponsored have become law. One of the bills was to name the post office on Route 35 in Middletown. Does anyone know the name of that post office?

Eshoo has sponsored 234 bills that have become law.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, Frank Pallone | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Pelosi endorses Pallone’s opponent for leadership spot”

  1. JCG said at 3:19 pm on February 27th, 2014:

    I guess that says a lot about what the Democrats think about ole Mr. Unsuccessful, Frank Pallone.

    Jim Granelli

  2. Harold Kane said at 8:58 pm on February 27th, 2014:

    Frank should wait until April to announce that he is retiring. In the interim he can qualify for the ballot. Petitions are due by March 31.
    Then he can say goodbye.

  3. The guy said at 3:08 pm on March 1st, 2014:

    was always and still is a selfish lightweight who never earned the respect of his own colleagues- a very lucky Dem nonetheless, because we know they will back their incumbents again and again, no matter how ineffectual, creepy, crooked or dangerous they may be- as long they still breathe,and can hold the slot, they could care less- and the fact that the majority of voters allow this, and think this is “good enough” representation for them, well, there you are: they’ve ultimately shot themselves in the foot,for a familiar name, yet again.

  4. Thank You Not said at 8:40 pm on March 3rd, 2014:

    Phoney Pallone

    Don’t say we didn’t warn you of this:



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