Three Democrats facing tough election bids are attacking Nancy Pelosi in hopes of distancing “themselves from the liberal leader of Democrats’ House caucus—the same caucus they’re fighting to join in 2015.” The National Journal,
“Here’s what I believe: Congress is broken,” says Gwen Graham, one of the Democratic Party’s top recruits, in a recent TV ad as a photo of Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner flashes on the screen. “Both parties—Republican and Democrat—are to blame. And both need new leaders in Washington.”
In Georgia, Rep. John Barrow, one of five Democrats to vote against Pelosi as party leader at the start of the 113th Congress in 2013, uses that fact as one of the key reasons to reelect him. “I voted against Nancy Pelosi as speaker,” Barrow brags to Georgians in a recent television ad.
And in Colorado, Democratic candidate Irv Halter is trying to gain some traction in a very Republican district by lumping in his opponent, Rep. Doug Lamborn, with the Democratic leader. “Career politicians like Doug Lamborn and Nancy Pelosi have failed,” Halter says, as he gestures toward photos of Lamborn and Pelosi. “…There’s only one way to change Washington: Vote them out.”