House Democratic Leadership Race
The animation below shows a simple histogram of the first dimension
DW-NOMINATE scores for the 107th House.
The dots below the histogram show the approximate locations of Speaker
Hastert (R-IL), Majority Leader Armey
Majority Leader Elect Delay (R-TX),
Minority Leader Gephardt
(D-MO), and the 4 candidates for Minority Leader --
Ford (D-TN), and
Kaptur (D-OH). Delay and Armey are essentially
indistinguishable while the choice of Nancy Pelosi is a significant move to
the left by the Democratic Caucus.