In the last election cycle, Congressman Bruce Braley served as a chairman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue program. The Red to Blue Program, which gives financial assistance to candidates, failed miserably as 63 House seats went from Blue to Red instead.
The Hill is reporting that Braley has lost his position on the leadership team, while Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania were retained.
Since Braley nearly lost his own re-election bid in November, his clout in Washington D.C. has diminished rapidly. He now finds himself as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2012. Instead of being in a position to aid fellow Democrats, Braley will now be the one looking for assistance.
As was mentioned last month, Braley has also lost his seat on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee. In fact, Braley has yet to be assigned to any committees. It has been speculated that he wants to go back to the transportation committee, but with Congressman Boswell already having a seat on that committee that seems unlikely.
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