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Why this week's House leadership vote will be a historic one




The US Capitol is shown October 11, 2016 in Washington DC.
The US Capitol is shown October 11, 2016 in Washington DC.
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Democrats in the House of Representatives will meet on Wednesday for a closely watched vote.

They're electing leaders for the new term, and there's some question about whether California's Nancy Pelosi will be able to hold on to her role as Minority Leader.

But there's another leadership position that's guaranteed to go to a Golden State representative.

The two candidates vying for the position of vice chair of the Democratic Caucus are both from California, and either one would be the first woman of color elected to a House leadership role.

Los Angeles Times reporter Sarah D. Wire, who covers California's congressional delegation, joined Take Two to explain the significance of the vote.

To hear the full interview, click the blue player above.