Midterms: Nancy Pelosi Confident Democrats Will Keep the House

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gives a thumbs up as she presides over voting on coronavirus relief package H.R. 1319 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. In a final vote, the House passed U.S. …
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), despite losing numerous vulnerable members to retirements and seeking higher office instead of facing tough races, is confident Democrats will keep the House of Representatives in the midterms.

“In terms of the elections … I know we will win in the Congress,” Pelosi said while speaking Wednesday in East Hartford, Connecticut, about the Democrats’ chances in the midterms.

She added, “People say, ‘Well, in the off-year, it’s not the good year.’  But, I think any assumptions about politics are obsolete. We live in a whole new world of communication and the rest.”

Pelosi noted she believes the Democrats who “survived [former President Donald] Trump being on the ballot with them will survive next year because Trump’s not on the ballot.”

Despite Pelosi’s hopes of keeping the House, Breitbart News has extensively reported on Pelosi’s majority crumbling. Eight members have already announced they are either retiring or seeking higher office.

The vulnerable members who have announced they are not running for reelection are Reps. Filemon Vela (D-TX), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Ron Kind (D-WI):

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, poses during a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., right, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 in Washington during the opening session of the 116th Congress. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, poses during a ceremonial swearing-in with Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., right, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon).

Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Val Demings (D-FL), and Conor Lamb (D-PA), vulnerable members as well, have all announced they are running for the U.S. Senate in their respective states, and Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) is running for governor in the Sunshine State:

Florida Governor Charlie Crist looks on during a press conference after thanking workers helping Haitian victims of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince transition through the Miami International Airport on February 1, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Governor spoke about the confusion surrounding some reports that the state of Florida had refused to accept anymore medical flights, he denied that was the case. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rep. Charlie Crist (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images).

There have also been rumors of Pelosi herself contemplating leaving elected office.

With members leaving their incumbency, the seats are being left wide open for strong Republicans candidate to claim.

Additionally, a recent poll showed President Joe Biden’s approval ratings have recently seen a major drop in seven key congressional districts that will most likely also define the House as Republicans are seeing strong candidates announce they are running in the districts held by vulnerable Democrats.

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