And now, some are considering whether to oust her. Rep. Bill Brawley, also a Republican from Mecklenburg County, is now in a too-close-to-call race with Rachel Hunt, former Gov. Jim Hunt's daughter.
The candidates faced vast pressure to distance themselves from her. Abigail Spanberger, who beat incumbent Republican David Brat in Virginia, was crystal clear.
In South Carolina, Joe Cunningham, who defeated Republican Katie Arrington, announced his position early on Twitter. Joni Ernst, who, as Republican Conference Vice-Chair, is the first woman to serve in her party's elected leadership since 2010. If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker.
The biggest leadership race is among House Democrats, where Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California is seeking another term as speaker, but that contest will not be held until after Thanksgiving. "We want to make it clear before it comes to that".
Publicly, Pelosi was nonchalant during the campaign. Sherrill, before the election, told a supporter of Pelosi's very mature response: "Oh, Mikie, just win".
Jordan told Fox's "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that if he is elected to the leadership job, he will work on "doing what we told the American people we were gonna do". Neither Cunningham nor Spanberger would name an alternative candidate to Pelosi whom they would support. "The American people demand it - thats what they want, thats how they voted, and we need to listen to them". "It's not in any way a negative assessment that the job that anybody is doing but at times cyclical change, I believe, is a good thing". The freshmen could oppose Pelosi in the initial caucus vote for speaker nominee on November 28.
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., a leader of the anti-Pelosi faction, is advancing the idea that Pelosi can not round up enough support. Wednesday morning alone, her office released letters of support from the Communications Workers of America and United Steelworkers, two labor groups, and another from Rep. A. Donald McEachin, D-Va., a black caucus member. Some said they already have sufficient support to block her. The others include the state Senates in Maine, Colorado, New York, New Hampshire and CT in addition to the state Houses of Representatives in New Hampshire and Minnesota.
Numerous incoming freshmen are already getting calls from both sides, offering them encouragement and support as they navigate their new environment. We need specific plans matching the urgency and scale mandated by the UN's IPCC report on catastrophic climate change. Frankel leads the Democratic Women's Working Group.
Raging wildfires continue to bring harrowing destruction to California
Tens of thousands of people fled the Camp Fire, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and evacuated on foot. President Donald Trump issued an emergency declaration providing federal funds for Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Looming in the background of all of these contests, however, is the remaining leadership contest, which isn't expected to take place until after Thanksgiving: The race for the Speaker's gavel in the House of Representatives, which Democrats will control for the first time in almost a decade.
Frustration, finger-pointing and questions spilled over a closed-door meeting of House Republicans Tuesday night as lawmakers sorted through an election defeat that cost them the majority and began considering new leadership for their shrunken minority.
The Kim and Cisneros campaigns have traded barbs and accusations of vote-counting misconduct over the past few days and each have pledged to keep a close watch on the process. "In fact, it would effectively overturn the election result". It was the latest in a series of positive developments for Senate Democrats over the past week - from come-from-behind wins in Montana and Nevada to an ever-shrinking deficit (and an ongoing recount) in the Florida race between Sen.
Trump and his allies discounted the Democratic victories on Monday, pointing to GOP successes in Republican-leaning states. Another three will be determined through ranked choice voting. "We've been fielding lots of calls from incumbents".
California Democrat Maxine Waters, who will head the House Financial Services Committee, has expressed interest in hitting banks with subpoenas regarding Trump's financial dealings, and the House Ways and Means Committee could now use its jurisdiction to demand Trump's tax returns.
The caucus is expected to debate a proposal this week that would change the caucus rules and make it more hard for anyone to secure the speaker nomination, including Pelosi.
In a column he wrote in August 2017, Whitaker said that Mueller had "come up to a red line in the Russian Federation 2016 election-meddling investigation that he is dangerously close to crossing".
A day after winning back the House last week, Pelosi was boasting about the unprecedented number of women who were elected to the House.