Monday, December 20, 2010
NY Delegation Backs Maloney by Mike McAuliff - New York Daily News
You've got to say one thing for Rep. Carolyn Maloney and her bid to be the next top Democrat on the Oversight Committee: She went from zero to 60 in about 4.5 seconds.
Last evening Maloney was an Ed Towns supporter, expecting to back him in today's Steering Committee meeting.
But Towns unexpectedly dropped out under pressure from leadership and the White House -- and Maloney was not about to overlook her own seniority on the committee in favor of Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, even if she likes the guy.
Maloney quickly put together a push, winning the backing of Towns late last night, and the Steering Committee put off the vote until Thursday.
Then we had [NOW coming out for Maloney](http://bit.ly/etd1HT), who would be the first woman ranking member of the Oversight Committee.
And late tonight, we have the below letter touting Maloney, signed by the New York delegation -- and it's not easy to get that bunch to sign anything quickly.
It will be interesting to see if her colleagues are impressed, or if they choose the White House favorite. (The White House ignored request for comment yesterday.