Bauer: Dems should focus on election, not change

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

House Minority Leader Pat Bauer says he believes Democrats will be making a mistake if they try to vote to replace him.

Democrats unhappy with Bauer's leadership style are expected to gather Thursday in Lafayette in a meeting that could lead to a vote to oust him. It's the second such caucus since June and comes as the outnumbered Democrats try to shore up their position heading into the November elections.

Bauer told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday that he knows there is frustration among Democrats and that he's trying to address members' concerns. He says a change in leadership now would be divisive and says Democrats should remain united until they see what happens in November.

He says he won't attend the meeting.

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