U.S. Rep. Tim Scott was re-elected Wednesday to the Republicans’ congressional leadership hierarchy.
Two years ago, Scott’s Republican colleagues tapped him as one of 12 members of the party’s Elected Leadership Committee, and he was re-elected to that group.
“I survived another election,” Scott, who represents South Carolina’s 1st District, joked shortly after the vote.
Scott had held his past leadership post along with Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., but Scott will be the only sophomore member of the party’s congressional leadership team during the upcoming year.
“We get together on a weekly basis to figure out where we’re going as a (Republican) conference, how to communicate that and make it happen,” he said.
On the Democratic side, former Speaker and current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Wednesday she would seek re-election to that post.
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D.-S.C., is running again for his party’s No. 3 leadership post, Assistant Democratic Leader. The Democrats’ elections are set for Nov. 29.
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