Nancy Pelosi's days in leadership are numbered

Angelo Anderson
March 18, 2018

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she was "very excited" to welcome a new member to her ranks: Conor Lamb, the Pennsylvania Democrat who declared victory in Tuesday's highly anticipated special election. "It's all a big lie", Lamb said in the ad. Nancy Pelosi speaks at SF Mayor Ed Lee's memorial serviceThroughout his campaign, Lamb disavowed Pelosi saying the party needs new leadership, and if elected he would support someone else. While his Republican opponent Rick Saccone has not yet conceded the race, either outcome would be considered a strong showing for Lamb in a district President Donald Trump won by 20 points in 2016. In past congressional elections, Republicans have been able to make a boogeyman out of Pelosi, whose elitist left-coast progressivism is unpalatable to most of the country. "I think he ran on his positive agenda", she said.

"I do not think she will be speaker if the Democrats take the House back this November, which I think we will", Harf said.

"I just wanted him to win", Pelosi said, adding that she didn't think Lamb coming out against her had that much impact on the race.

Pelosi said Thursday it was an "issues-oriented campaign", and said "the "D" next to his name was very significant".

"The fact is that one candidate in Texas came out and said he would not be for me and he came in fourth, so let's not read too much into this", she said, referring to Jay Hulings, who failed to advance out of the Democratic primary in Texas's 23rd District. Tuman says regardless of the midterm results, Pelosi may face challengers for the party leadership. Speaking anonymously, he told Politico there's a "100 percent chance that we'll see more rejection of Pelosi from [Democratic] candidates going forward".

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