Yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) informed her colleagues that she will, once again, run for another term as the lower chamber’s top-ranking Democrat. The Washington Post,
In a letter to Democrats just elected or reelected to the House, Pelosi said that to enact the policies to improve Americans’ economic standing, voter participation needs to be increased. That is a big part of her rationale for running again, Pelosi explained…
Pelosi became the country’s first woman speaker of the House after the 2006 Democratic wave election. Democrats lost their majority in the 2010 GOP wave and have been the minority since. This year, they fell into an even deeper hole, losing more seats to Republicans.
But Pelosi remains a powerful Democrat who is well-liked by her colleagues, thanks in no small part to her status as the most prolific fundraiser in the Democratic caucus. She raised more than $65 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the midterm campaign.
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