Most Democrats have viewed the race as primarily between Crowley and Polis, but Lee holds sway among the party’s liberal wing.
One significant challenge for Lee is that fellow Californian Becerra is all but certain to ascend to Caucus chairman. Some Democrats doubt the Caucus would put two lawmakers from the same state into the chairman and vice chairman slots.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.