** FILE ** In this July 8, 2009, file photo, Rep. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y., speaks during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich has challenged Rep. Edolphus Towns for the Democratic Party's top position on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Mr. Towns currently serves as chairman.