Who is Hakeem Jeffries, the likely next House Democratic leader?

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A native of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, Hakeem Jeffries has risen to the top ranks of American politics. 

The midterm elections are over, but there’s still much to be decided within the Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives — as longtime leader Nancy Pelosi, who served as Speaker of the House for six years, will not seek a leadership post in the upcoming congress. 

Pelosi’s exit, which she made official on Thursday afternoon, leaves a major vacuum in the Democratic party.

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