Doolittle to Avoid Challenge to Leadership Post:


Despite more revelations coming out about Rep. John Doolittle’s connections to the Abramoff scandal it seems certain that he will retain his leadership post in the GOP caucus. The Sacramento Bee reports that some Republicans plan to call on a full slate of elections today, possibly endangering Doolittle’s low ranking conference secretary post. Doolittle is likely safe considering the push for full elections is expected to fall short and because Doolittle is waging a PR battle within the caucus to clear his name. “Doolittle has sent a letter to every House Republican defending himself against accusations that he was involved improperly with Abramoff.”