Meet the New Bass
Karen Bass, a Los Angeles Democrat, is about to be the next speaker of the California Assembly: Assemblywoman Karen Bass secured the votes to become ...
Karen Bass, a Los Angeles Democrat, is about to be the next speaker of the California Assembly:
Assemblywoman Karen Bass secured the votes to become the next speaker of the California Assembly late Wednesday, elevating an African American woman to the post for the first time in California history.
Bass, a 54-year-old Los Angeles Democrat, was the top lieutenant of outgoing Speaker Fabian Núñez, who pitched in behind the scenes Wednesday to help Bass win a feverish, 10-person battle for the top job.
Steve Maviglio, Núñez's spokesman, said the 48-member Democratic caucus will meet privately early today. Immediately afterward, the entire Assembly will vote on Bass' selection.
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