U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the first woman speaker when Democrats controlled the chamber from 2007 to 2011, said today she will stay for another two-year term as leader of her party’s caucus.
Representative Steve Israel , chairman of the Democrats’ House campaigns, said his party has a chance to reclaim the chamber in 2012 by playing on voters’ “buyer’s remorse” about majority Republicans and their plan to privatize Medicare.
Several presidential candidates have called the 2012 U.S. elections the most important ever. That seems a reach: more important than 1860 or 1932? Yet there is no doubt that the stakes are high this year, not just in the contest for the White House, but also in the most crucial congressional elections in memory.
U.S. Representative Steve Israel, chairman of House Democrats’ re-election efforts, said he thinks his party will come “in range” of retaking majority control of the House of Representatives in the November election.
The House Democratic fundraising committee heads into the remaining months of the midterm campaign with more than twice as much as cash as its Republican counterpart after a series of victories in special elections.