November 13, 2002
KAPTUR THE FLAG:Kaptur, Ohio congresswoman, enters Democratic leadership race: She plans to seek delay in voting, now set for Thursday (CNN, November 13, 2002)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur, an Ohio Democrat, entered the race Wednesday for House minority leader -- one day before her colleagues are to vote on whom they want to lead them in next year's Congress.
Kaptur, 56, joins California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, 62, who says she has the race wrapped up, and Rep. Harold Ford Jr., 32, of Tennessee, who says he represents the kind of change needed in the Democratic Party -- especially after the midterm elections in which Democrats lost House seats.
So here's the question: Is she a stalking horse for Ford, buying time for him to gather more votes, or for Pelosi, trying to split the moderate vote? Either way, it suggests that if the vote were held right now Ms Pelosi would win but be badly embarrassed. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 13, 2002 7:12 PM