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Dingell Brings Out The Rookies, Too

Rep. Henry A. Waxman has aggressively courted newly-elected Democrats to support his bid for chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

So the incumbent chairman Michigan Rep. John D. Dingell, rolled out his own list of rookie supporters on Tuesday.

Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle's office distributed a list on Tuesday of three newly elected lawmakers who are supporting Dingell. Michigan's two newest Democrats -- Gary Peters and Mark Shauer-- and Rep.-elect Harry Teague of New Mexico are backing the chairman to keep his gavel. Doyle is part of Dingell's whip team trying to help him retain the chairmanship.

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