James Myers of OAN
11:14am – Friday, September 8, 2023
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday that she will run for re-election in Congress next November.
The announcement comes amid speculation that Pelosi may retire after more than 35 years in Congress.
The 83-year-old announced her candidacy through a post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter).
“Now more than ever, our city needs more to promote San Francisco values and rebuild. “America needs to show the world that our flag is still there. That’s why I’m running for re-election and I respectfully ask you to vote,” Pelosi said.
In 2022, Pelosi announced in a House speech that she would step down from her role as Democratic Party leader to allow a new generation to take over. Since then, Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York has succeeded her.
Pelosi has remained in office since her resignation, becoming the first Speaker in nearly 20 years to remain in Congress after leaving her leadership role.
Democrats were first elected to Congress in 1987 and became the first female Speaker in 2007. She got her chairman’s gavel back in 2019.
During her tenure, the 83-year-old led the Democratic Party in two impeachments against former President Donald Trump.
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