The House Minority Leader’s unpopularity could be coming to a head.
Kansas Democrat Paul Davis said that, if elected to Kansas’s Second Congressional District, he wouldn’t vote for Nancy Pelosi for House Minority Leader.
Announcing his campaign on Tuesday, Davis told the Kansas City Star that both parties needed new leadership:
“This is a broken Congress right now, and I think the leaders of both political parties bear responsibility for that,” Davis said. “And I think that we need new leadership in both political parties.”
Davis had previously run for Kansas governor, but was unable to defeat historically unpopular Gov. Sam Brownback (R-KS).
But his congressional bid is one of the first signs Pelosi could be losing her grip on the Democratic caucus, particularly in middle America. Republicans have previously used Pelosi’s name as an anchor on this year’s congressional Democratic candidates like Jon Ossoff.
Davis’s disavowal of the House Minority Leader shows that Democrats in tough districts are running as fast as they can from Pelosi’s shadow.
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