Eric Swalwell

After beating back rival for House leadership post, Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are ready for Trump

After beating back rival for House leadership post, Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are ready for Trump

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has done it again, fending off a rival to win another term as minority leader and confirming her staying power as the party prepares to confront President-elect Donald Trump.

The San Francisco Democrat has beaten back ouster attempts before. But this year’s challenge by an Ohio Democrat focused attention on Trump’s success in attracting white, working-class voters in Rust Belt states, and whether that was a sign that Democrats needed changes at the top.

Rep. Tim Ryan, whose Youngstown-area district represents the kind of blue-collar voters that fueled Trump’s victory, made a strong showing....

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