House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is losing support among congressional candidates as two in the past week have said that they won’t support her remaining in a leadership role.
The people of south central Indiana are “looking for a new direction in Washington,” Democratic House candidate Liz Watson told USA Today last week.
“That’s why I won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker,” she said.
“There is almost complete gridlock in Washington, D.C., when we have folks on one side and folks on the other side who are barely civil with each other. So my call is that we need new leadership,” Mel Hall, a Democrat running for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District, told the newspaper.
Pelosi told reporters last Thursday that she feels “very confident in the support that I have in the House Democratic Caucus, and my focus is on winning this election because so much is at stake.”
According to a tally from Vox and USA Today, 27 Democratic candidates have stated their opposition to Pelosi.
Twenty of those candidates are running in GOP-leaning districts, with Republicans favored to win in 24, according to Inside Elections’ Nathan Gonzales. Only seven are running in districts where neither party has a strong influence.
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