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Pelosi Will Run For Re-Election Next Cycle, Lead Dems Through Election

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After promising that she would limit her Speakership to only 4 years, Rep. Nancy Pelosi will reportedly run for re-election.

An explosive new report from CNN claims that Pelosi is not only going to run for re-election next year, she also has not ruled out staying in leadership.

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi will stay until at least after the midterm elections, extending her nearly 20-year run as the House’s top Democrat after she turns 82 and, perhaps, beyond,” CNN reported.

“She is planning to file and run for reelection in her San Francisco district next year — at least for now — in keeping with her pattern of deciding about staying in Congress after the elections when she likely will have won an 18th full term,” the report added.

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“And sources familiar with Pelosi’s thinking say she isn’t ruling out the possibility of trying to stay in leadership after 2022, despite her original vow to leave as the top House Democrat. She’ll devote much of next year to raising money for Democrats as they try to hold their narrow majority, those sources tell CNN, adding to the nearly $1 billion her office calculates she has already raised for Democrats in her time as leader,” the report stated.

In response, National Republican Congressional Committee’s spokesperson Mike Berg welcomed the news.

“Nancy Pelosi is the most unpopular politician in the country and will be an anchor around the campaign of every single vulnerable Democrat. The midterms will put an end to this power-drunk politician’s Speakership whether she likes it or not,” Berg said.

A new poll reveals that only 20 percent of Democratic Capitol Hill staffers believe that Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer should remain as leaders of the party after the 2022 midterm elections.

In a survey from Punchbowl News, senior staffers on Capitol Hill anonymously revealed that aides from both parties were open to a change in leadership.

The poll found that a whopping 62 percent of Democratic staffers said Democratic leadership should change no matter the outcome of the midterms.

The Daily Mail reported:

Another 17 percent said Democratic leadership should only be switched if Democrats do poorly in the midterms.

And finally, 20 percent said Pelosi and Schumer should stay.

That compares to 28 percent of Republican aides who said the party’s leaders – House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell – should be replaced regardless of the GOP’s performance in the midterms.

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Twenty-six percent of GOP staffers said McCarthy and McConnell should be replaced if the Republicans underperform.

While 46 percent of aides surveyed said McCarthy and McConnell should stay.

Pelosi, 81, hasn’t announced whether she’ll run for another term.

Three-quarters of senior Capitol Hill aides think Republicans are going to win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.

Punchbowl News surveyed several senior Capitol Hill aides and reported that a whopping 73 percent think Republicans will take the speaker’s gavel from Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi next November.

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Republicans need a net gain of 5 seats to regain the House majority in the midterms next November.

A top House Democrat is warning that the Republican Party is in a prime position to take back the lower chamber in the 2022 midterm elections.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick, who serves as a congressman from New York, says Democrats would lose their House majority if the midterms were held today.

Democrats are facing serious headwinds going into next year.

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Three-quarters of senior Capitol Hill aides think Republicans are going to win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2021 midterm elections.

And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.

Donald Trump recently said it would be an “interesting” idea for him to run for a Florida seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2022.

Former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy predicted that Biden’s radical agenda will cost Democrats to lose the House next November.

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