NYTimes: Nancy Pelosi ‘Symbol of What Went Wrong’ for Democrats in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol September 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. Pelosi answered questions on a range of topics, including congressional negotiations on a new continuing resolution. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Before Democrats cast their votes to keep Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader, the New York Times reported that the party is anxious about whether she can deliver in this midterm cycle after Republicans dominated with rural voters in November’s national elections.

From the New York Times:

Ms. Pelosi has worked to respond to the criticism, meeting privately with Democrats and proposing minor changes to the leadership structure.

But the caucus has not fully recovered, and an increasingly new cadre of House Democrats are growing anxious.

“If you were a big company and you were posting loss after loss after loss, the head of that company is not going to stay around too long,” said Representative Kathleen Rice of New York, who was just re-elected to a second term and supports Mr. [Tim] Ryan.

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