Power Brokers Preview: Longest-serving Woman in the House Sticks by Sanders, for Now


For the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives, who also happens to be a Democrat, Hillary Clinton’s historic moment on Tuesday night was not exactly an unalloyed joy. That’s because Rep. Marcy Kaptur, of Ohio, was an ardent supporter of Bernie Sanders – and still is.

So how did she feel, watching a woman in her party become the first female to secure any major party’s presidential nomination – while also watching her chosen candidate fall short?

“Actually, I was proud of both of them because of the way they’ve conducted this campaign,’’ she said in a video interview for Roll Call’s ‘Power Brokers’ series. “They didn’t mercilessly tear one another apart.”

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