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   Rep. Dennis Kucinich drops Oversight Committee bid

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12/14/2010 6:40 pm

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Sabrina Eaton

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Entered 12/14/2010, Updated 12/14/2010

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Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich is dropping his bid to be top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and will support the candidacy of Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings. The committee's current chairman, Rep. Edolphus Towns of New York, announced today that he won't seek the committee's top Democratic job when Republicans take over Congress next year. Cummings and Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York are now vying for the spot. Kucinich says Cummings would provide a strong Democratic counterpoint to the next GOP chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. Although Issa represents California in Congress, he happens to be a native Clevelander. Kucinich said Issa will likely make "unsubstantiated charges" against the Obama administration that will need to be challenged. "My bid has never been about my own personal advancement," Kucinich said in a press statement. "It has been about protecting the oversight process from abuse. Mr. Cummings is well prepared for the challenge. Tomorrow, I will recommend to the Steering and Policy Committee and to the Democratic Caucus that they choose Mr. Cummings as Ranking Member."


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