Democrat says he has shot at unseating Pelosi
November 29, 2016, 12:16 am TWN
WASHINGTON -- The Ohio congressman who is vying to topple longtime House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said his colleagues understand that regaining the majority requires a "new message and a new messenger," someone who is able to connect with voters in the middle of the country who abandoned the party in this month's elections.
Representative Tim Ryan said Pelosi isn't a shoo-in for re-election, given the "consternation in our caucus" following election results that handed the White House to Republicans, who also kept control of the House and Senate. Ryan said he has a "shot to win" when House Democrats meet Wednesday to choose their leaders for the new session of Congress that opens in January.