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US Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

Nancy Pelosi’s bid to become the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives got a boost on Tuesday when fellow Democratic Representative Marcia Fudge announced that she would support her election to the top post.

Fudge, who has been mulling a challenge to Pelosi, said in a statement, “I now join my colleagues in support of the leadership team” that would be headed by Pelosi.

Democrats who have been elected to the House for the Congress that begins in January are scheduled to meet on Nov. 28 to pick their party leaders and their nominee for speaker of the House. The full House will vote in early January on the speaker position.

Pelosi, currently the House Democratic leader, enjoys broad support. However, a small group of Democrats who are clamoring for fresh leadership have threatened to team up with Republicans and vote against Pelosi in January.

In announcing that she would not run for speaker, Fudge, a former head of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that she has won assurances from Pelosi that “black women will have a seat at the decision-making table.” Read more

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US Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

US  Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

US  Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

US  Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

US  Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

US  Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

US  Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker

US  Rep Fudge says she will not challenge Pelosi for House speaker