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In this 2009 photo, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, of Calif. shakes hands with Rep. Niki Tsongas. (Susan Walsh/AP)
In this 2009 photo, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, of Calif. shakes hands with Rep. Niki Tsongas. (Susan Walsh/AP)
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How should congressional Democrats chart their way out of the political wilderness in the wake of last week's election? It's a question that has particular resonance for the all-Democratic Massachusetts delegation.

House Democrats were supposed to vote Thursday on who should lead their caucus, but in the wake of Donald Trump's shocking upset victory, a group of them rebelled and forced a delay in leadership elections. Maybe it's time for a new direction and new blood.

Among those who pushed for the delay: Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, who told WBUR's Morning Edition that more time was needed.

We check in with Rep. Niki Tsongas on what she thinks is the way forward.

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Niki Tsongas, representative from the Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District. She tweets @nikiinthehouse.

This segment aired on November 17, 2016.

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