Rep. Jamie Raskin of Takoma Park on Thursday afternoon won his bid for a leadership position in the newly elected Democratic majority that will take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in early January.

Raskin, seeking a post with the title of caucus leadership representative, defeated Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell by a vote of 65-57 at the end of two days of meetings of the House Democratic Caucus. The position was created two years ago to give junior members of the Democratic Caucus a greater voice in the party leadership.

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