Nancy Pelosi, a former House Speaker, announced on Friday that she would run for re-election to Congress in 2024 as the Democratic Party attempts to regain the majority.
In front of volunteers and labor allies in the district she has represented for more than 35 years in the San Francisco area, Pelosi, 83, made the announcement.
Pelosi tweeted, “Our city needs us now more than ever to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery.” “Our nation needs America to demonstrate to the rest of the world that our flag still stands for justice and liberty for all. I am running for reelection because of this, and I humbly request your support.
With a 222-212 majority and one vacancy, Republicans currently hold a slim majority in the House. In light of President Joe Biden’s bid for reelection, Democrats think they have a chance to retake control.
The long-serving leader, who now holds the honorific title of speaker emeritus, is no longer expected to retire.
He or she is still a powerful fundraiser for the Democratic Party, a key party figure, and an influential legislator.
Additionally, it happens as an older generation of leaders, including Biden, 80, faces ageism accusations and Washington struggles with the end of a political era.
Despite worries about his recent health episodes, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, 81, declared last week that he would serve out the remainder of his term as leader and senator.
From her election as one of the few women elected to the House until her current position as one of the most powerful women in American politics, Pelosi has long forged her own path.
Pelosi was first elected to Congress in 1987, made history in 2007 when she became the first female speaker, and reclaimed the speaker’s gavel in 2019. Pelosi guided the party through significant legislative victories, such as the Affordable Care Act’s passage, as well as contentious periods marked by the two impeachments of Republican President Donald Trump and the attack on the United States on January 6, 2021.
Capitol. She made her announcement as House Republicans were getting ready to start an impeachment investigation into Biden over his son Hunter’s business dealings.