In the face of the 2018 election, Democrats are starting to worry that Nancy Pelosi is hurting their chances. In fact, some won’t even support her at all. 42 Democratic House nominees have come out against Pelosi so far.
SF Gate reports:
While Democrats grow optimistic about their chances of taking control of the House in November, they are increasingly anxious that the presence of their longtime and polarizing leader, Nancy Pelosi, is making it harder for many of their candidates to compete in crucial swing districts.
Republicans, clinging to a 23-seat majority in the House, have made the House minority leader a central element of their attack ads and are portraying many of their opponents as inextricably tied to the liberal from San Francisco. At the same time, some Democrats are expressing alarm that she is standing in the way of the next generation of leaders.
The tension was apparent Thursday, when Rashida Tlaib became at least the 27th Democratic House candidate to decline to say whether she would support Pelosi. Some Democrats fear that anti-Pelosi attacks aimed at the Democratic candidate in this week’s special election in an Ohio congressional district helped push the Republican to a narrow lead.
With this kind of lackluster support, does Pelosi have much chance of maintaining control of her caucus i next year? Let us know in the comments.