Monday, November 13, 2006

Pelosi Backs Murtha Against Hoyer

(Cross-posted at Maryland Politics Watch).

In the race for majority leader, Maryland's favorite daughter (otherwise known as Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi) has endorsed Pennsylvanian John Murtha over Marylander Steny Hoyer in race for House Majority Leader. Hoyer still claims that he still has the votes to win. Steny is the highest ranking Marylander to serve in the House in over a century. And let's just forget about the only Marylander to serve as president or vice president: Spiro Agnew.


Blogger T. Carter said...

I guess it depends upon who you want to call president, but under the Articles of Confederation Marylander John Hanson was President of the United States in Congress Assembled from 1871 to 1872 ...

11/13/2006 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Thomas Nephew said...

Make that 1781 to 1782. :) But mainly, thanks for the research!

11/13/2006 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger OnBackground said...

More commentary on this race

11/14/2006 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger Terry in Silver Spring said...

Just to add to the trivia, John Hanson was from Port Tobacco and passed away at a family farm/plantation in Oxon Hill and he's buried there. He proclaimed the first official national Thanksgiving and April 13 (his birthday, iirc) is John Hansen Day in Maryland. The proclamation of this was signed at Oxon Hill Manor, an event that I attended as a child (which is probably why I remember things about him).

11/15/2006 04:47:00 PM  

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