California Love
by Jen Longley
Nov 05, 2018
Whether Tuesday’s elections result in a blue wave or a red save, Californians are well positioned to lead the next Congress.

While Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is a favorite for Speaker if Democrats win, California congressional members Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Zoe Lofgren, and Mark Takano are in line to lead powerful committees, while Bay Area Reps Barbara Lee and Anna Eshoo hope to gain leadership and important subcommittee assignments, respectively.

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy looks well poised to take over leadership within his caucus, regardless of the outcome of the election. Valley Rep. Devin Nunes however, stands to lose a powerful committee chairmanship should the Democrats retake the House.