Describing herself as "worth the trouble", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday blew off calls from some chamber Democrats for her to step down from leadership in the wake of special election losses this year and a failure to win a House majority in four straight national elections.
Pelosi added that Republicans have long sought to target Democratic leaders in their advertising, "and usually they go after the most effective leaders".
The media, Republicans and some Democrats are hyping the "Time to get rid of Pelosi" narrative based on not one actual reason that is based in fact.
"I hope we're going to surprise you with a really good plan".
Rice's sentiment was echoed by other House Democrats in recent months including Reps.
"In many ways, I would say it's because I'm more opposed to Karen Handel than anything else", said Maria Thacker-Goethe, a DeKalb County voter who says she typically supports Democrats. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost".
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The lessons for Democrats are that the map is broad in 2018. "That's no way to build a national party".
"This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi".
"Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security", Trump said on Wednesday morning in a tweet after the election.
Asked by reporters Thursday about Trump's tweet and the complaints of fellow House Democrats, Pelosi defended her leadership.
Pelosi didn't give names when she referred to those who want her to step aside, but she called out those chose to go on television to criticize her, saying "have your fun".
Drew Hammill, a Pelosi spokesman, said she's done more than just raise money and that Pelosi is "without rival" as a legislative tactician. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".
Like the reporting you see here? The CBC includes roughly 40 House Democrats, many in senior leadership and committee positions, including Pelosi allies. She retains a devoted core of fiercely loyal supporters. More than $50 million was spent on the race in Atlanta's wealthy suburbs, making it the costliest House race in history.
Republicans succeeded Tuesday, but the results should leave them uneasy, said Kenneth Ellinger, a political science professor at Dalton State College.
Several House Democrats believe the GOP playbook of linking Democratic candidates to Pelosi is hurting.
The key for Handel was the time she had between April's first round of voting (which Ossoff led in an open primary with 48.1 percent, just short of the majority he needed to settle matters then) and the second (in which Ossoff's vote nearly precisely matched his earlier share). "A lot of it was beyond our control". Last cycle alone, she raised $141.5 million.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi in front of Capitol on Thursday.
When the top post among House Democrats might open up, though, Pelosi hasn't said.
Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race. Without the current occupant of the White House, she likely would have won by a bigger margin.
"You may not know this, my colleagues, but every time I pray, which is very frequently, and certainly every Sunday, I pray for all of you".
"Say "no" to Pelosi's "yes" man", blared one ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC.
But the President said the goal of Democrats is obvious right now. "'God's work must truly be our own'". She focused on turning out the Republican vote, apparently assuming that it would be enough.
It turns out, too, that the Republicans' "San Francisco values" line isn't new.
That makes the Dems 0 for 4 since Donald Trump's whipping of Hillary Clinton in November, and extends the Democrat Congressional losing streak to seven years, when the GOP took back the House from Democrats in the 2010 Congressional mid-terms.
The district, the region had belonged to Newt Gingrich-who became Speaker of the House for the Republican Revolution of 1994.