Nancy Pelosi to Seek House Re-Election

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The Facts

  • House Speaker Pelosi, 81, has announced she will seek re-election in the 2022 midterms.

  • She became the first female speaker of the House 15 years ago, but has not said whether she will seek leadership if the Democrats hold the chamber.

The Spin

Narrative A

It's time the House had new leadership to engage a younger and more vibrant generation of voters. Pelosi should recognize she needs to create more opportunity for other Democrats.

Narrative B

Pelosi's announcement comes at a critical time for democracy and American politics. Her presence in the political landscape will be crucial to countering GOP attempts to upend the Democratic agenda.

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