Meek Won’t Run for Leadership

Posted November 10, 2008 at 8:49pm

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) officially took himself out of the running for the vice chairmanship of the House Democratic Caucus on Monday evening, an aide confirmed.

In bowing out, Meek endorsed Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), who now appears to have an unshakeable grip on the contest. Earlier Monday, despite facing heavy pressure from moderate leaders to enter the race, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) announced he would not run and also threw his support behind Becerra.

It appears increasingly likely that none of the House Democratic leadership races will be contested.