California Democrat cites family matter in letter informing colleagues she’s no longer running for leadership
Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., is withdrawing from the race for Democratic Caucus chair, citing an unexpected family matter. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
California Rep. Linda Sánchez is dropping out of the race for Democratic Caucus chair, citing an “unexpected family matter” that requires her attention.
“While I will not continue to serve in an official leadership position next year, I look forward to continuing my service to the people of California’s 38th District and doing the important work of the Committee on Ways and Means,” she wrote in a letter informing her colleagues of her decision to withdraw. “Our new caucus chair can count on my full support and I intend to remain a resource for new and returning members.”