A survey of 20 Democrats running for a House seat in the 2018 midterm election showed that only one person promised support for the current House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The Sacramento Bee reported that 18 of the 20 would not say if Pelosi should keep her job, while one said he would vote for someone else for the leadership position in the House.
“Nancy Pelosi might actually be in trouble,” the Bee reported.
The one candidate who did vow support for Pelosi was a former Senate staffer from Orange County, California. “Only one Democratic candidate contacted said he would support Pelosi — Kia Hamadanchy, running in California’s 45th Congressional District,” the Bee reported.
“Their refusal is a remarkable development for an already embattled minority leader, even if other congressional leaders, like Republicans House Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, are similarly unpopular in polls,” the Bee reported.
It is no secret that Pelosi is not favored and is blamed for the many of the Democratic losses in recent House races.
“We have a remarkable opportunity in front of us, and it’s going to take new thinking and new leadership to capitalize on it,”said Kenneth Harbaugh, a candidate in Ohio’s 7th Congressional District and the only candidate who said he wouldn’t support Pelosi. “We are overdue for a new generation of leadership.”
“Democratic candidates and their ties to Nancy Pelosi will be an issue in every single competitive race next fall,” Matt Gorman, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee,” said. “Whether or not they claim to vote for her as speaker, they’ll be another vote for her and her big-spending policies in congress.”
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