Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not discuss her plans on Sunday while the House was still up for grabs, but she did state that her congressional colleagues are asking her to run for re-election as the Democratic leader in light of the party’s successful showing in the midterm elections.
Pelosi stated on Sunday TV programs that she would decide whether to compete for House leadership in the coming weeks and that Democrats are “still alive” in their fight to take control of the chamber.
“People are running for office, and that is wonderful. Regarding the upcoming Nov. 30 elections for the Democratic leadership of the House, she remarked, “And I’m not asking anyone for anything.”
“My members are requesting that I think about doing it. Let’s get through the (midterm) election, though; I repeat it.
Pelosi remarked that we’re going to have a presidential election, so there’s a lot on the line.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory in Nevada over the weekend gave Democrats the majority in the Senate.
However, there is still no clear majority in the 435-member House because neither party has won the necessary 218 seats.
Republicans held 211 seats as of Sunday compared to Democrats’ 204, with 20 races yet to be called by The Associated Press.
A race may not be called for several days or even weeks.