Pelosi: Republicans Attack Me Because I’m ‘Effective,’ a Good Fundraiser Pelosi: Republicans Attack Me Because I’m ‘Effective,’ a Good Fundraiser – NTK Network

Pelosi: Republicans Attack Me Because I’m ‘Effective,’ a Good Fundraiser

“I also happen to be, apart from anyone who’s running for president or been the presidential nominee, the biggest fundraiser in the country,” she told the AP. “So they want to diminish that.”

By NTK Staff | 05.07.2018 @10:30am
Pelosi: Republicans Attack Me Because I’m ‘Effective,’ a Good Fundraiser

Many expected House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who told the press she planned to retire after Hillary Clinton was elected in 2016, to quietly call it quits either during or after the 2018 midterms.

But the 78-year-old told the Boston Globe earlier this month that she’s not going anywhere, and should Democrats retake the majority in the House of Representatives, she plans to again run for speaker.

In recent days, Pelosi has been touring the country, with stops in Florida and Iowa, raising money for Democratic candidates. This past weekend, Pelosi told the Associated Press she believes Democrats will win back the majority by winning races by small margins.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that House Democrats have the fundraising, the issues and the political atmosphere on their side to win back the majority in November.

These factors, and an activated party base that’s helped Democrats win in special elections across the country this year are the “small droplets of water” that create a wave, Pelosi said headlining a county Democratic Party banquet in Des Moines.

“This is not going to be big margins,” she said. “It is going to be small margins in many places.”

But when asked about Republicans glee over the news that she does not plan to retire, Pelosi claimed Republicans were trying to “diminish” her legislative effectiveness and fundraising ability.

In an Associated Press interview, Pelosi, who has been painted as the boogeyman by Republican strategists seeking to hold the House majority in November, has raised millions on her own this year in pursuit of a return to the majority. And she points to what she describes as effective legislative leadership during eight years in the minority.

“I take it as I’m effective,” she said after headlining a fundraising dinner for Polk County Democrats. “I also happen to be, apart from anyone who’s running for president or been the presidential nominee, the biggest fundraiser in the country. So they want to diminish that.”

In fact, the reason for Republicans giddiness over Pelosi sticking around stems from her deep unpopularity among the American people. San Francisco’s NBC affiliate, Pelosi’s local market, recently ran a piece that noted the National Rifle Association, Speaker Paul Ryan, and President Trump are all more popular than Pelosi.

So when looking for a reason why Republicans use Pelosi as a “boogeyman” in TV ads, look no further than the feedback given directly by American voters themselves.

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