Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Another leadership test for Pelosi

According to CNN, Pelosi has helped the Democratic Party raise some $568 million since 2002.

The era of President Trump has brought a flood of new Democratic candidates running for House seats, right as the party looks to channel Trump backlash into a House majority. "It's clear, that I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership". She has been a successful fundraiser since she joined the leadership team in 2002. She has beat back all comers, including last fall, when Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise.

Pelosi's office claims even loftier triumphs, saying she's raised more than $500 million for Democrats since entering the party leadership in the early 2000s, including $141.5 million in the 2015-2016 cycle.

Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon said there's still a big gap between the caucuses but she's optimistic about the prospects for a budget deal.

Some Ossoff voters, on the other hand, said they were more motivated to vote by Handel's record, which includes a 2012 decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood when she was an executive at the Susan G. Komen organization.

At least a dozen Democrats attended the confab including Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (La.), Tony Cardenas (Calif.), a member of House Democratic leadership, and Reps. But the Pelosi attacks on the House side have been consistent for years.

But it's her fundraising skills that are regarded as a key political asset. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!" "And usually they go after the most effective leaders, because they want to take us, diminish the opportunity that we have".

She also dismissed the notion that the Republicans' longtime tactic to hold her up as a partisan lightening rod drags down public opinion about fellow congressional Democrats and candidates. "I love the fray", Pelosi said at a news conference, advising against a change of leadership at a time when Republicans dominate both chambers of Congress and the White House. Almost 260,000 people voted on Tuesday, or about 58 percent of the district's registered voters. "I think she's the most capable leader that we have and I can't imagine anyone else who could do such an important job and do it so well".

But since the media collectively declared it a referendum on Trump-and would have gone haywire if Ossoff had won-there is a reckoning about what the Democratic Party stands for.

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass, echoed that sentiment on CNN. "Pelosi is the gift that keeps on giving". Pelosi, in an effort to mute grumbling over her poor leadership, crosses that line.

Gergen added that the odds of a Trump re-election is high and will continue to increase if the Democratic Party won't step up.

She said the GOP has turned her off - not that the Democratic Party has lured her in. But his Republican opponent, Karen Handel, as well as a GOP-aligned super PAC and the House Republicans' campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, spent millions on television ads and mailers latching Ossoff to Pelosi. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and other Democratic leaders began a series of procedural requests to slow down consideration of the legislation, a discussion draft of which posted shortly before the Senate convened.

Republicans were jubilant Wednesday thanks to Karen Handel's win in the intensely-watched Georgia congressional special election, as well as Ralph Norman's victory in a SC special election.

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