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Scott Wartman Cincinnati Enquirer Published 10:10 p.m. UTC Aug 6, 2018 Many Democrats who hope to unseat Republicans this fall want plenty of distance from former speaker of the House and California Democrat Nancy Pelosi. Aftab Pureval, who's running against U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, told The Enquirer in July he won't back Pelosi as speaker. On Monday, Jill Schiller joined a growing list of Democrats who vowed to not vote for Pelosi as Speaker of the House should the Democrats win back control. Schiller faces a tough battle in the 2nd Congressional District against U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Columbia Tusculum. "I plan to vote for a new generation of leaders," said Schiller, of Hyde Park, in a statement. "From Norwood to Portsmouth, people in our district more worried about health care costs, sending their kids to college and figuring out how they're going to retire than these political games. Ultimately though, I've heard one consistent theme on the campaign … [Read more...] about Jill Schiller will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker (if she can unseat Brad Wenstrup this year)
More than 40 percent of those responding to a recent poll said they have an unfavorable opinion of Jeff Sessions, the Alabama Senator turned U.S. Attorney General. A recent poll by POLITICO/Morning Consult asked people their opinion of Sessions. Three percent said their opinion was "very favorable" and 15 percent said it was "somewhat favorable." Seventeen percent said their opinion of the AG was "somewhat unfavorable" and 28 percent said it was "very unfavorable." Thirty-five percent said they either had no opinion on Sessions or had never head of him. The same poll showed 43 percent approved of the job Donald Trump is doing as president compared to 52 percent who disapproved. Sessions' approval rating was below that of Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel (20 percent), House Speaker Paul Ryan (30 percent); and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (26 percent). Sessions, an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, has found himself at odds with the president over the ongoing … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions’ approval rating below that of Nancy Pelosi, poll shows
Deirdre Shesgreen and Maureen Groppe USA TODAY Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Jul 28, 2018 WASHINGTON – Last week, Indiana Democrats Mel Hall and Liz Watson added their names to the growing list of House candidates calling for “new leadership” and promising not to support Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader if they win. They’re among more than two dozen Democrats running on such a pledge – casting doubt about Pelosi’s ability to recapture the speaker’s gavel if Democrats win a majority in the House in this fall’s election. In TV ads, social media posts, and media interviews, candidates from Virginia to California are calling for her ouster. “There is almost complete gridlock in Washington, D.C., when we have folks on one side and folks on the other side who are barely civil with each other. So my call is that we need new leadership,” Hall told USA TODAY. Watson, likewise, said people in southcentral … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi wants to be House speaker again. Can she overcome opposition in her own party?
Rick Barrett Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 9:05 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 Defending the Affordable Care Act, and saying that a Medicare for All program ought to be considered, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi campaigned for Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore in Milwaukee Saturday. Pelosi spoke to a group of about 75 people at Independence First, a resource center for people with disabilities, located on the city's south side. Moore was not there because she had an unexpected medical issue, one of the event's speakers told the group. Pelosi, Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011, whose district includes San Francisco, has been an advocate for government-paid health care. "Our goal has always been to expand coverage, and to do so in a way that improves benefits ... and we have to address the affordability issue that is so undermined by the Republicans," Pelosi said. Democrats have strongly opposed President Donald Trump's repeated efforts … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi pushes for national health care plan during Milwaukee visit