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The dance of the chairs

With a new administration coming to town, expect some shake-ups in Florida's congressional delegation as members eye leadership posts.

In the running: Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Kendrick Meek. Roll Call says today that both are interested in running as vice-chair of the Democratic Caucus -- the 5th top spot in the House.

Wasserman Schultz is also considered a contender to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which tried -- unsuccessfully -- this year to oust Miami's three Republican members of Congress. But some reports suggest that Rep. Chris Van Hollen may be staying as DCCC chief.

The parties are expected to hold House leadership elections the week of Nov. 17. The DCCC post isn't an elected office -- it's up to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Also said to be in the running for both positions: Rep. Xavier Becerra, Calif., a past chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

The current vice chair of the Democratic caucus, Rep. John Larson of Connecticut, is believed the front-runner for the chairmanship which is being vacated by Rep. Rahm Emanuel, who is leaving to become President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff.

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