• 'Naive and self-destructive': Big Democratic donors back Nancy Pelosi and warn that funding will be cut in half if she's pushed out

    21 days ago - By Business Insider

    A host of top Democratic donors wrote a letter on Tuesday expressing their support for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's bid to become the next House speaker.
    Pelosi's allies point to her significant legislative accomplishments, recent electoral victories, fundraising prowess, and a lack of any strong alternative leader as reasons to support her.
    They called the anti-Pelosi movement "naive and self-destructive" in interviews with INSIDER, and warned that if Pelosi is replaced, donations to the party could drop dramatically.
    A host of top Democratic donors are making their support of...
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  • Who is Marcia Fudge? The Democrat mulling a challenge to Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

    Who is Marcia Fudge? The Democrat mulling a challenge to Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

    21 days ago - By Chron

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    Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge is currently weighing a challenge against Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House.
    Fudge has been urged by the small group of Democratic colleagues looking to oust Pelosi from the top spot in the House.
    Fudge has been in Congress since 2008, prior to which she was the mayor of the Cleveland suburb Warrensville Heights.
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Marcia Fudge, the Ohio Democrat currently mulling a challenge to Nancy Pelosi for the speaker's gavel when the new Congress forms in January, has long been a thorn in the side of the Democratic leadership.
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  • Obama Praises Nancy Pelosi's Leadership Ahead of House Democrats' Vote for Speaker Nominee

    21 days ago - By Fortune

    Former President Barack Obama praised the leadership of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Tuesday, just a week before the Democratic representatives will decide whether or not to nominate the party's longtime figurehead for speaker of the House.
    “Nancy is not always the best on a cable show or with a quick soundbite or what have you,” said Obama, speaking at a live taping of “The Axe Files” podcast, CNN reports. “But her skill, tenacity, toughness, vision, is remarkable. Her stamina, her ability to see around corners, her ability to stand her ground and do hard things and to suffer...
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