House Dem Fight: Dingell Bashes "Left-Wing" Waxman

12/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • The Hill

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) has called his challenger for the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), an "anti-manufacturing, left-wing Democrat".

Dingell, who is in the process of whipping up support from colleagues to retain support of the influential committee, told a Detroit radio show last week that Waxman lacks a concern for the manufacturing industry, particularly the auto industry (workers in which populate Dingell's southeast Michigan district).

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