Pelosi’s Shady Reason For Running Again

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On Friday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi shared with Politico her primary motivation for seeking office, emphasizing the importance of fundraising both for herself and fellow Democrats.

The seasoned 83-year-old Congresswoman from California highlighted how her long-standing presence in Congress has been beneficial for gathering financial support. “Being a candidate allows me a unique position in fundraising,” Pelosi remarked. “Many might not be aware, but without candidacy, fundraising becomes challenging. Moreover, by accumulating funds for myself, I can redistribute and support others.”

She further stressed the importance of her role in supporting House Democrats financially. “To ensure the House Democrats have ample resources, my standing as a candidate is pivotal,” she noted.

Pelosi recently announced her intention to represent California’s 11th Congressional District, which covers San Francisco, on a platform previously recognized as Twitter. This would mark her 20th tenure in the House of Representatives.

Pelosi expressed enthusiasm about the 2024 election cycle, hinting at the potential of the Democrats reclaiming the House and possibly challenging the former president, whom she chose not to name directly. “The idea of mobilizing people in this pivotal moment for our nation thrills me,” she shared. “I believe I possess a distinct influence, which I shouldn’t underestimate.”

She confirmed that her husband is fully behind her decision to run again. “I wouldn’t pursue this if he had reservations,” Pelosi mentioned. “While he remains neutral politically, he understands the stakes.”

Having entered Congress in 1987, Pelosi broke barriers by becoming the first female speaker in 2007. She reclaimed this role in 2019. Although she stepped down as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus the previous year, transferring leadership to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York, she still holds a significant position. Many of her peers often refer to her as “Speaker Emerita” in acknowledgment of her extensive service.

Pelosi’s recent declaration dispels any retirement rumors. However, it emerges amidst growing concerns about the age of many elected officials, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at 80, Sen. Dianne Feinstein at 90, and 80-year-old President Biden.