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Rosa DeLauro Playing Key Role in Dem Fight to Keep Powerful Superdelegates

June 18, 2018 By Staff
Rosa DeLauro Playing Key Role in Dem Fight to Keep Powerful Superdelegates

The long-time Connecticut congresswoman wants the most elite of Democrats to continue to have a say in who the party chooses for president.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), a longtime fixture in Congress, is fighting for powerful Democrats to keep their status as superdelegates in the 2020 presidential fight.

The Hill reported last week:

The plan [from DNC Chair Tom Perez] would likely strip superdelegates of their votes in all but a few cases, as the party rarely moves to a second ballot in the nominating process.

This week, Perez met with several Democratic members of Congress, including Reps. David Price (N.C.), Grace Meng (N.Y.), Gregory Meeks (N.Y.) and Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), who pushed back against the proposal while offering their own.

DeLauro may be fighting in part on behalf of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Politico noted in a 2017 article that DeLauro is a “close ally” of Pelosi in the U.S. House.

There is a fight happening in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) currently over the power of superdelegates in the primary process, with supporters of Hillary Clinton preferring to keep superdelegates in power and supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) preferring to strip their power away.

DeLauro appears to be on the side of the status quo in the Democratic Party.