By Vicki Needham - 12/09/10 12:15 PM EST
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said late Wednesday night she would've supported Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) for ranking member on the Ways and Means Committee.
Waters informed her colleagues that she would've cast her vote for Levin during the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee vote, resulting in a tie with Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.).
Instead, Neal edged Levin, 23-22, for the top Democratic post on the tax-writing committee.
A final vote will be taken Thursday during a House Democratic Caucus meeting.