Will Stark take over for Rangel on Ways and Means?

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

With Rep. Charles Rangel temporarily stepping aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who’s next in line?

The next most senior Democrats are Rep. Pete Stark of California and Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan.

Chuck Todd of NBC reported that if Rangel temporarily steps aside, as he did this morning, Stark will take over, but “if it’s a longer term deal, expect Levin to get it.”