"But the contest for assistant house majority leader split the caucus between Denver Rep. Leslie Herod, who is seen as being aligned with the more liberal wing of the party, and Lakewood Rep. Chris Kennedy, who is viewed as more of a behind-the-scenes lawmaker."
"House Democrats ultimately went with Kennedy after he promised to help the large caucus better collaborate and communicate."
“We need to be courageous,” he added. “This is a time when we are going to face obstruction. There are going to be people accusing us of overreach. We do have to be thoughtful about that but we do have to be brave and we have to stand by what we know to be the right thing to do.”
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