Nancy Pelosi announces that she will seek yet another term in office

 September 8, 2023

At 83 years of age, California Democrat and two-time House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of the oldest figures on Capitol Hill.

Yet in what would be a shocking move, four Politico contributors reported in an article published on Friday that Pelosi is likely to run for office again.  

"I am running for reelection"

Written by Dustin Gardiner, Jeremy B. White, Jonathan Martin, and Nicholas Wu, the piece begins by stating, "Nancy Pelosi isn’t done yet."

It goes on to say that Pelosi recently told a group of campaign volunteers that her name will once again be on the ballot in 2024.

She followed those comments up with a tweet that read, "This Now more than ever our City needs us to advance San Francisco values and further our recovery."

"Our country needs America to show the world that our flag is still there, with liberty and justice for ALL. That is why I am running for reelection — and respectfully ask for your vote," Pelosi added.

Pelosi's daughter and state senator both seen as possible replacements

The Politico authors noted that there has been much speculation over who might vie for Pelosi's seat in deep blue San Francisco.

One potential contender is her daughter, Democratic political strategist Christine Pelosi. The younger Pelosi became the subject of controversy when she expressed support for a violent attack on Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul in a since deleted tweet.

Another is California Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, someone whom the Politico piece noted has "launched a campaign-in-waiting."

State senator calls Pelosi "talented and transformational"

However, Wiener's apparent ambition didn't prevent him from issuing a statement that welcomed Pelosi's decision to run for yet another term.

"Speaker Emerita Pelosi is one of the most talented and transformational leaders of our lifetime, and it’s a good thing for San Francisco and the nation that she will continue to serve our community," he said.

"Right now, I’m focused like a laser on the end of our legislative session in Sacramento," the state lawmaker went on to add.

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