4 Top Dems To Replace Her

UNITED STATES - MARCH 11: Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., right, vice chair Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conduct a news conference during the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., on Friday, March 11, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • House Democrats have been in stasis waiting for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s (D-CA) announcement about her political future after Republicans clinched a threadbare majority in the House.
  • Whether or not she bows out of the running to remain the No. 1 House Democrat, a perch she held for nearly 20 years, a handful of Democrats have been positioning themselves either to replace her or climb the ladder to higher leadership roles within the caucus.
  • Many Democrats, such as President Joe Biden, have prodded her to stick around, particularly given that she led her party to an unexpectedly strong performance in the midterm elections. But she reportedly cut a deal with progressives back in 2018 that she would not stay in the role beyond four years.
  • Leadership elections are slated for Nov. 30. Here are four Democrats who have been speculated to vie for her role pending her decision.

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