facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Speaker post may one day interest Emanuel

July 16, 2008 at 8:17 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., may have ambitions to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.

Emanuel, 48, is No. 4 in the leadership ladder of the U.S. House of Representatives and is seen as an ambitious Democrat with many cards to play after getting much of the credit for engineering the party's takeover of the body for the first time in 12 years. Some say he wants to become the first Jewish speaker of the House, Politico, a Washington publication, reported Wednesday.

Citing unnamed sources, Politico says Democratic Party insiders believe Emanuel wouldn't be interested in taking over the Illinois U.S. Senate seat now held by likely Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama, should Obama win the White House.

Instead, they say Emanuel wants to someday be speaker. He'd have to wait until Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leaves the position and even then Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., the House majority leader, would appear to be the next in line, Politico said.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance
2
New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover
3
David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' jihadist in Foley video is British citizen
4
Holder: 'Change is coming' to Ferguson after shooting
5
New York Times reporter ordered to leave Afghanistan
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback