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Wed Nov 16, 2016, 08:50 AM

Potential Pelosi Challengers Could Benefit From Delay of House Democrat Leadership Elections

Source: ABC News

Potential Pelosi Challengers Could Benefit From Delay of House Democrat Leadership Elections

By BENJAMIN SIEGEL and MARYALICE PARKS - Nov 15, 2016, 6:48 PM ET

House Democrats are pushing back the elections for their leadership team for the new Congress until after the Thanksgiving holiday, moving to delay voting as the caucus continues to grapple with the unexpected results of last week’s presidential election.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, told members during a meeting Tuesday morning that they would delay voting until Nov. 30, according to aides.

Democrats were expected to pick up as many as 12-15 seats in the House last week but ended up only gaining six.

While Pelosi is still favored to keep her seat, the delay could give potential challengers time to consolidate support in the House Democratic caucus. At least one other Democrat, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has expressed interest in possibly challenging her.

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